Wellness Wednesday: The surge in STD cases
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, sexually transmitted disease cases have reached record highs. Congress has slashed funding to sexual health clinics that provide accessible testing and treatment for many STDs.
Today on Wellness Wednesday, we learn about the surge in cases and what can be done to confront the issue. We’ll also discuss how poverty and the turmoil of the pandemic have combined to create a mental health crisis among low-income school students.
- Amanda Dennison, senior director of programs at the National Coalition of STD Directors
- Laura Murray, professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western University
- Ariana Hoet, clinical director of On Our Sleeves, Nationwide Children's pediatric psychologist
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