Sexuality is a normal, healthy, and positive aspect of human life. The American Sexual Health Association (a.k.a. ASHA) believes that everyone has the right to information and services that will help them be sexually healthy.  We aim to provide information and resources that are reliable, science-based, and stigma-free.

A couple holding a condom

Talking to a Partner about Condoms

Don’t be shy to talk with your partner about safer sex and condoms: For both of you, this is one of the most important conversations you can have. It’s also one of the smartest!

The state of STIs in 2022

The State of STIs — CDC Reports an Alarming Rise in Syphilis

CDC released new surveillance data on sexually transmitted infections. There were 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States in 2022. Rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia remain high, and rates of syphilis have gone up an alarming 80% since 2018.

Mpox

CDC Warns About Worrisome New Mpox Outbreak

An outbreak of mpox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is worrying public health officials. This is the largest outbreak in the country’s history and is caused by a deadlier type of the virus than the one that spread across the globe in 2022.

Syphilis

Syphilis Rates Surging in Newborns

Rates of Newborn Syphilis 10 Times Higher Than a Decade Ago The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sounding the alarm on newborn

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STI Awareness Month with Ina Park and fun prozes
Talking about STIs with Ina Park, MD, MS

April 15
1:00PM ET

Join us for a fun STI-themed trivia game followed by a Q&A with Dr. Park.