Tonight's program is generously funded in part by our Presenting Sponsors
Robert & Roberta Obler
Brenda & Howard Sheridan, MD
PRE-SHOW COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION
OUR NAKED TRUTH - Part ONE
THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR STAFF - WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR DEDICATION
Lynn Woods, VP of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR AFFILIATE - WE CARE. NO MATTER WHAT.
Stephanie Fraim, President and CEO
THE TRUTH ABOUT BASIC HEALTH CARE - YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS!
Jennifer Sandoval, PhD, PPSWCF Board Member
OUR NAKED TRUTH - Part TWO
I. Cori Baill, MD, FACOG
TRUTH TELLERS PANEL DISCUSSION
Bertice Berry, PhD
Crisis Pregnancy Center/Fake Clinic - crisis pregnancy centers are organizations that seek to intercept women with unintended pregnancies who might be considering abortion. Their mission is to prevent abortions by persuading women that adoption or parenting is a better option. They strive to give the impression that they are clinical centers, offering legitimate medical services and advice, yet they are exempt from regulatory, licensure, and credentialing oversight that apply to health care facilities. Because the religious ideology of these centers' owners and employees takes priority over the health and well-being of the women seeking care at these centers, women do not receive comprehensive, accurate, evidence-based clinical information about all available options.
Fetal Anomaly - fetal anomalies refer to unusual or unexpected conditions in a baby's development during pregnancy. Fetal anomalies may also be known as congenital anomalies or birth defects.
Gender Affirming - adjective used to refer to behaviors or interventions that affirm a transgender person's gender identity (e.g., a physician using cross-sex hormones for a transgender patient may be called gender affirming, as can the use of a correctly gendered pronoun).
Generation Action/GenAction - campus organizations which educate and mobilize students and youth in support of reproductive health and rights.
Intersectional/Intersectionality - an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege.
Medical Transition - the medical process of shifting toward a gender role different from that assigned at birth, such as hormone therapy or surgery.
Naked Truth Zine - Naked Truth is authentic, relatable, and timely. It's a space where young people can share their honest opinions and get reliable information. This teen-led project was inspired by our peer educators who wanted to extend the safe and supportive space the Peer Education Program provides to more teens. Young people deserve to express their truths and feel validated in their experiences and we are honored to uplift their voices in Naked Truth.
Pap Smear - a test carried out on a sample of cells from the cervix to check for abnormalities that may be indicative of cervical cancer.
Paola - Paola Ferst, the Peer Education Program Manager, she manages the Sarasota group in a supervisor/mentor role and supports the Educators in other geographical areas of the affiliate with their groups.
Pastoral Care - a contemporary term for an ancient model of emotional, social and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions. The term is considered inclusive of distinctly non-religious forms of support, as well as support for people from religious communities.
Patient Experience Team - the patient experience team monitors the perception of quality of care from the lens of the patient. Based on these perceptions, training and direction is provided to create process improvements.
Peer Educators - the Peer Education program is designed to give young people access to information and skills they need to bridge the gap in sex education that is often missed in schools and in conversations at home. Students are also trained on advocacy, leadership, and public speaking skills. Participants are trained to develop and deliver presentations, with the guidance and support of PPSWCF staff and are equipped to answer questions anywhere and everywhere whether it's online or in the cafeteria to impart accurate information to their peers around sexual health and relationships.
Pronouns/Preferred Pronouns - preferred gender pronouns or personal gender pronouns refer to the set of pronouns that an individual prefers that others use in order to reflect that person's gender identity. Ex. She/Her/Hers; He/Him/His; They/Them.
Religious Dogma - an official system of principles or tenets concerning faith, morals, behavior, etc., as of a church.
Reproductive Freedom - the right of a person to determine their own choices regarding reproductive health, including abortion.
STI - Sexually Transmitted Infection, a term more accurately descriptive of such conditions than "sexually transmitted disease."
Transgender/Trans - a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their sex assigned at birth.