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S1 Ep6: Fighting STIgma with humor & honesty w/Dr. Ina Park

Coming Together for Sexual Health

Release Date: 02/09/2021

S3 Ep5: Trauma-Informed Pregnancy Care with Becca Schwartz, LCSW show art S3 Ep5: Trauma-Informed Pregnancy Care with Becca Schwartz, LCSW

Coming Together for Sexual Health

Becca Schwartz, LCSW, speaks about Team Lily, a pregnancy clinic for people experiencing significant barriers to care located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. We focus on trauma-informed care: how past trauma can show up for patients in the medical setting, ways providers can practice trauma-informed care, and how these issues present and are addressed in San Francisco and specifically at the Team Lily clinic. We’d like to note that this episode contains occasional gendered language when talking about pregnant people. We recognize that not all pregnant people identify as women....

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S3 Ep4: PrEP Supports: Reflections on the Campaign show art S3 Ep4: PrEP Supports: Reflections on the Campaign

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In this episode of Coming Together for Sexual Health, we speak with Terrance Wilder and Nikole Trainor, two people who were intimately involved in PrEP Supports, a campaign launched by the San Francisco Department of Public Health in 2018. PrEP Supports was a community-engaged campaign that specifically focused on PrEP access and education in Black communities in San Francisco.  .  Resources from Terrance, Nikole, and the CAPTC:  See images and video from the PrEP Supports campaign at  or by texting “Ask PrEP” to 21201  and   Get connected to Have Good...

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S3 Ep3: Monkeypox, What's The Hype? show art S3 Ep3: Monkeypox, What's The Hype?

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This special episode features Dr. Ina Park discussing monkeypox: what it is, what's the hype, and how worried (hint: not very) she is about the spread. Note that we recorded on May 31, 2022. Check out the for up-to-date information about monkeypox.  Follow Ina on Instagram and Twitter @inaparkmd for timely (and often entertaining) updates on sexual health. Check out Dr. Park’s book, .  Dr. Ina Park, MS, is the medical director at the California Prevention Training Center. She is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San...

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S3 Ep2: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Harm Reduction Strategies with Jen Jackson show art S3 Ep2: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Harm Reduction Strategies with Jen Jackson

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This episode of Coming Together for Sexual Health features the wonderful , a disease intervention specialist and harm reductionist. Jen walks us through the history of harm reduction, the principles that guide the movement, and gives us some personal examples of disease intervention and harm reduction values in action. Listen in to learn how theories of harm reduction apply in myriad settings, and how a foundation in these theories is essential to providing effective sexual healthcare. .  Resources from Jen Jackson:       Resources From the...

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S3 Ep1: Disability and Sexual Health show art S3 Ep1: Disability and Sexual Health

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Andrew Gurza is an award-winning Disability Awareness Consultant and the Chief Disability Officer and Co-founder of Bump’n, a sex toy company for and by disabled people. Andrew uses they/he pronouns and identifies proudly as disabled. Their work has been featured on BBC, CBC, Daily Xtra, Gay Times UK, Huffington Post, The Advocate, Everyday Feminism, Mashable, Out.com, and several anthologies. They were the subject of an award-winning National Film Board of Canada Documentary “Picture This”. Andrew has guested on a number of podcasts including Dan Savage’s Savage Love and Cameron...

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S2 Ep8: All Things Anal Cancer with Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker show art S2 Ep8: All Things Anal Cancer with Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker

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We speak with Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker about her work with UCSF’s ANCRE Center, the world’s first clinic devoted to anal cancer prevention. Anal cancer incidence is on the rise despite it being associated with HPV, a highly preventable (and extremely common!) virus.

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S2 Bonus Episode! Asking for a Friend w/ Dr Rosalyn Plotzker show art S2 Bonus Episode! Asking for a Friend w/ Dr Rosalyn Plotzker

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If you work in sexual health, you have probably had the experience of becoming the "sexpert" for your friends and family. In this special episode we have gathered some (but by no means all!) of the questions Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker has received from her various circles to try and demystify at least some of these aspects of sexual health. 

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S2 Ep7: Dr. Paul Nash on the intersections of aging, discrimination, and sexual health Pt 2 show art S2 Ep7: Dr. Paul Nash on the intersections of aging, discrimination, and sexual health Pt 2

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We continue our conversation with Dr. Paul Nash, Associate Professor in Gerontology at USC.

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S2 Ep6: Dr. Paul Nash on the intersections of aging, discrimination, and sexual health Pt 1 show art S2 Ep6: Dr. Paul Nash on the intersections of aging, discrimination, and sexual health Pt 1

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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Paul Nash, Associate Professor in Gerontology at USC. His research spans over a decade and focuses on ageism, discrimination, sexual health, and the built environment. 

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S2 Ep5: Confronting structural racism in healthcare with Dante King show art S2 Ep5: Confronting structural racism in healthcare with Dante King

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We talk with anti-racist activist, Dante King. He’s worked with organizations like the San Francisco Metropolitan transportation agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to cultivate environments that are anti-racist and inclusive.

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In Dr. Ina Park's new book, Strange Bedfellows, she helps readers understand the broad impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), while removing the unfair stigma. She speaks with us about the writing process, tackling sex ed with her own kids, and how stigma impacts mental and physical health.