Saturday, May 08, 2010

Sounding alarm on gonorrhea

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cheryl Wetzstein | Washington Times

Washington, D.C., is filled with people who are genuine experts on their issues. So my news antenna always perks up when I hear someone who I know is smart, savvy and deeply invested in his issue say he has "missed" something.

William Smith, whom I have quoted for years based on his extensive knowledge about teen pregnancy and sexual health issues, has written an article for RHReality Check.org. It is called, "What I didnt know about sexual health."

Mr. Smith is executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, a trade group for people working to stem the tide of sexually transmitted diseases. I think his observations are valid — and alarming — enough to be repeated here.

• "We are on the verge of a highly untreatable gonorrhea epidemic," he writes. Full story

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