STDs in LA County are Skyrocketing; Racism & Stigma May Be to Blame

May 09, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior. For sexual health, that means combating the stigma around sex. In this recent news story, the Los Angeles Times highlights rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases in Los Angeles County and discusses how racism and stigma may be factoring into these increases.

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Kim Rodgers was formerly the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

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