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National Sexuality Resource Center to open in San Francisco



Ted DeAdwyler
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
(415) 338-1665

Geoffrey Knox
(917) 414-1749

Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


First-of-its kind resource will bring Americans accessible, accurate information on sexual health, education and rights

Official opening of the National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC) in San Francisco and the launch of its website The first of its kind resource in the United States, NSRC is a project of the Human Sexuality Studies Program at San Francisco State University with funding from the Ford Foundation. The opening is by invitation only.

Thursday, February 20, 2003
Ribbon Cutting at 2:00 PM

2017 Mission Street (at 16th Street) Suite 300, San Francisco, California

Speakers at opening ceremony and Web site launch will include:

• David Satcher, M.D., Director, National Advisory Council on Sexual Health and National Primary Care Center, Morehouse College of Medicine; former Surgeon General of the United States

• Gilbert Herdt, Ph.D., Director, National Sexuality Resource Center

• Robert A. Corrigan, Ph.D., President, San Francisco State University

• Judy Young, health educator, University of California Berkeley; community representative

Americans are in desperate need of accurate information about sexuality -- at the most basic level of knowing what research and policy have to say about biological facts, disease prevention, and how to sustain a healthy and pleasurable sexual relationship across life. NSRC will serve as a bridge to this information for the public, academics, and community advocates. NSRC will be a research center as well as a clearinghouse, connecting science and training and conducting conferences and workshops that will provide positive knowledge to replace the fear-based image of sexuality now so pervasive. NSRC’s innovative web-based tools will be user-friendly, free and accessible to all.


NSRC Director Gil Herdt available for interviews at and before opening. Contact Geoffrey Knox at 917-414-1749.


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