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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), a practicing physician who has treated virtually every sexually transmitted disease, will host his “safe” sex slide show for Capitol Hill members, staff and interns on Thursday, May 26 at 11:45 a.m. in HC-5 of the U.S. Capitol. The slide show will be a frank, interactive discussion about the effects of STDs.

“As a practicing physician, I have seen the ravaging effects of STDs first hand. In many cases, STDs lurk undetected in the body for months or years before unleashing their terrible effects. For example, 5,000 women in this county die every year from cervical cancer, which is caused by HPV, the human papillomavirus. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease but, like many STDs, its effects are not widely understood. I would encourage the Capitol Hill community to join me for this frank and informative discussion,” Dr. Coburn said.

A free pizza lunch will be served but attendees should be advised that some slides contain graphic images. Seating will be limited and guests are encouraged to arrive early.

The “Revenge of the STDs” “safe” sex slide show is sponsored by the Institute for Youth Development and the Medical Institute.