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SFSU Magazine Online, Spring/Summer 2003, Volume 3, Number 2.
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Campus BeatU.S. Surgeon General David Satcher chatting with two women, Judy Young and Cheryl Troup, at the opening of SFSU’s National Sexuality Resource Center.

Everything You Wanted to Know

In an effort to clear up myths and misinformation about sexuality, SFSU this spring unveiled its new National Sexuality Resource Center. The first of its kind in the United States, the Center will provide researchers, health practitioners and the public with accurate and up-to-date research material on sexual health, education and rights.

"We now have an important educational resource that will prove an invaluable ally in promoting health and individual well-being," said former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, who delivered the keynote address at the February opening of the center, located at 16th and Mission streets in San Francisco.

The Center, supported by major funding from the Ford Foundation, will sponsor original sexuality research and serve as a clearinghouse for research and policy, and publish an online peer-reviewed academic journal.

Gilbert Herdt, director of both the Center and the University's Human Sexuality Studies Program, said the Center will work to "end the silence and game-playing about sexuality and help Americans understand how to sustain a healthy and pleasurable sexual relationship across life."

SFSU launched a master's degree program in human sexuality studies in 2001. The program is the first in advanced study of sexuality in the West.

For more information: www.nsrc.sfsu.edu

-- Ted DeAdwyler

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