IUSTI Canada Webinar Series | Série de webinaires de l’UIITS Canada
STIs have been prominent players in our lives for the whole of human history, affecting everything from World Wars to reality TV, yet they are still shrouded in stigma and taboo. Join Ina Park, MD, MS to discuss her book Strange Bedfellows which blends stories of real people’s sexual escapades, historical tales, and in-depth interviews with leading scientists, to examine the role that STIs have played in our society. Hailed by The New York Times as “joyful and funny” Strange Bedfellows has been praised for its use of “compassion, science and a loving playfulness” to diffuse the stigma surrounding STIs.
1) Recognize two myths regarding STI transmission/acquisition that perpetuate STI stigma
2) Analyse media portrayal of STIs that exacerbated existing stigma
3) Apply knowledge about how STIs researchers can use social media to combat STI stigma