Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission. Read more
Led by Wendy D. Grube, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Director of the CGWH, the conference was an opportunity to further fulfill Penn President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact 2020 vision to engage locally at the community level. It was also an opportunity for Penn Nursing students to engage with neighbor’s in Penn’s own backyard; Penn Nursing students helped to organize, run, and publicize the conference.
Hahnemann’s Nurse-Midwifery practice was founded by two Penn graduates. Numerous Penn students had the opportunity to learn at Hahnemann, and some joined the practice after graduation.
Penn Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health recognizes the closure of Hahnemann as a major loss in access to reproductive health and choice in Philadelphia, and a devastating example of the priority of profit over the health of the community.