Teen pregnancy, sexual assault and sexually transmitted diseases will be the primary topics for discussion and education at aÂ conference entitled “Sex Matters,” held at Cape Fear Community College’s downtown Wilmington CampusÂ on April 7 from 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Presented by students and faculty in CFCC’s social and behavioral sciences department, the purpose of the event is to provide information to the public about the importance of taking responsibilityÂ in decisions that relate to sexual behavior. SpecificÂ sessions will include myths about sexually transmitted diseases,Â birth control, sexual assault and the prevention and treatmentÂ of STDs.
Scheduled presentations will include:
- “No Means No”: sexual assault and the law in New Hanover County, by District Attorney Ben David from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in room L-107 of the Health Sciences Building.
- “The Realities of Young Parenting”: the prevalence of teen pregnancy and a discussion for possible solutions by CFCC students Tract Adams and Jamie Crisante from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in room L-107 of the Health Sciences Building.
- “STI and HIV Symptoms and Treatment Options”:Â facts about sexually transmitted diseases presented by CFCC biology instructor Dr. Kevin Kiser and AIDS Care and Educational Services Director Althea Denkins from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in room L-107 of the Health Sciences Building.
Coastal Horizons will provide free confidential HIV testing on campus which includes pre and post test counseling by medical professionals. The testing will take place in room N-206 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A variety of community health organizations will be on campus in Tabitha’s Courtyard from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to hand out free information about the risks associated with sexual activity.
The event is free and open to the public.