University of Missouri

54-41: A Resolution to Support the Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education (Shape)’s “Get Yourself Tested Program”

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

54-41

A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE SEXUAL HEALTH ADVOCATE PEER EDUCATION (SHAPE)’S “GET YOURSELF TESTED PROGRAM”

PURPOSE: To show support (non-monetarily) for the Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education (SHAPE)’s Get Yourself Tested Program, which will now be referred to as GYT, a free, semi-monthly Sexual Transmitted Infection testing service.

WHEREAS, The GYT campaign is a youthful, empowering social movement to encourage young people to get tested and treated, as needed, for STDs, including HIV; AND

WHEREAS, GYT increases awareness about STDs and how to prevent them; links young people to STD testing services; and promotes a more open dialogue with partners and health care providers; AND

WHEREAS, GYT encourages testing for STDs, including HIV, as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and empowers young people to have an open dialogue about STDs; AND

WHEREAS, Young people account for half of the 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS) occurring in the US each year; AND

WHEREAS, One in 12 people infected with Gonorrhea or Chlamydia don’t know they are infected; AND

WHEREAS, This vital program is unsure where it will receive funding in the upcoming 2015-2016 term; AND

WHEREAS, It is the responsibility of Missouri Students Association Senate to protect programs that directly benefit student lives.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that The Missouri Students Association Senate will stand in support (non-monetarily) of the GYT program.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Natalie Edelstein                                         Abigail Ivory-Ganja

Student Affairs Chairwoman                     Student Affairs Vice-Chairwoman

 

Greer Wetherington

Social Justice Committee Chairwoman

 

 

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HISTORY:

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Websites, References, Research:

SHAPE Website: www.missouri.studenthealth/shape

Who are the administrators or Staff Involved:

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Bylaws or Rules Affected:

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Summary:

This piece of legislation calls for MSA Senate to support GYT services.