Undiagnosed infections cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year, according to the CDC.
While everyone may not have agreed with the tone of the speaker, we do believe that she accomplished her purpose: Students are talking about the issues.
She also has a book entitled "Nobody Told Me." Certainly, none of the students who heard her speak will be able to say that.
We hope this presentation and the subsequent media coverage of it will help open some dialogue between students, school faculty, health care providers and parents - and perhaps even encourage students who are sexually active to get tested for STDs.
Sponsoring this program and other events that promote abstinence education are just a few of the activities that our organization facilitates. Our main goal is to be a Christ-centered, prayer-motivated economic development group.
We know that the economic future of West Virginia hinges on our young adults making wise, informed decisions that will set their lives on a path for success. This is why we sponsor activities like the recent seminars at George Washington and Riverside High Schools.
We hope students and parents will continue to talk and pray together about life-altering decisions like sexual activity.
For those who would like more information on Believe in West Virginia, please visit our website at www.believeinwv.org.
Gaunch is president of the board of Believe in West Virginia, and Holland is a member of the board.