Illinois: Frank Talk From the Sex Doctor
July 31, 2009
Hyde Park sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross, who dispenses advice about sex and reproductive health on radio stations B96 and Power 92, as well as the BET cable channel, has developed a growing fan base among young people in Chicago and beyond.
After becoming certified as a sexologist by the American Board of Sexology, Ross began publishing information about sexuality, sexual health, and relationships on her Web site, DrRachael.com.
"We were all a little taken aback," said her sister Rebekkah, who is also a physician. "But we all became very supportive of her when we realized that she was working to combat STDs in our community and help people be fulfilled and happy in many different aspects of their lives."
Ross advocates abstinence for teens, but she believes those who do have sex must know how to protect themselves. While sex is a part of healthy, happy adult relationships, it must come with commitment and honest discussions about sexual behavior and preferences, she believes.
07.27.2009; Megan Twohey
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.