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ASHA's 100th Birthday

on Feb 5, 2014 | General | 0 comments

100 years ago ASHA was founded as the American Social Hygiene Association. Our mission was to address what were then known as venereal diseases such as syphilis. In the 1960’s ASHA changed its name to the American Social Health Association and, just last year, we became the American Sexual Health Association (give us credit for keeping the acronym intact!).

The most recent name change was spurred by the expansion of our work to focus on a more positive wellness model beyond the realm of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which have been ASHA’s bread and butter. (Don’t worry, the STI programs will always be a crucial part of what we offer.)

We invite you to join us during our centennial celebration throughout 2014. Visit our centennial website where you can:

  • Take the Pledge: ASHA believes everyone has the right to the information and services that keep them sexually healthy. Show your commitment to sexual health by signing ASHA’s pledge
  • Let us know what sexual health means to you. Have thoughts on what you will do to be sexually healthy in 2014? Go here and let us know. Sound off!
  •  View the ASHA/sexual health timeline
  • Sign up for our updates newsletter

 You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too, where we’ll post news and resources all year long. The evolution of sexual health is here and it’s great! Come along with us; we’ll even save you a slice of birthday cake.




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