April is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National STD Awareness Month, issues that are very important to us here at Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma.
I would like to bring to light a few campaigns in support of alleviating these issues:
Men Can Stop Rape organizes male youth to help stop violence against women by challenging problematic ideas about traditional masculinity. It is great to see a group of people publically acknowledges that sexual assault is not just a "women's issue." It affects all of us.
For National STD Awareness Month, the GYT: Get Yourself Tested 2010 campaign, of which Planned Parenthood is proud to be a part of, is well under way. The campaign was developed to get a social movement around getting information about and getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases.