Stephenson commented on the recent CDC report of STD rate rise for the fourth consecutive year in the US
"Rates of three STDs in US reach record high, CDC says" - CNN.com. 8/28/2018.
Prevention is key to reducing the number of new STD cases, according to Stephenson. "There are many ways we could do this. We could teach primary care providers and physicians to talk more about prevention with a client. We could start very early on in sex education by talking about the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases at young ages by giving people the behavioral skills they need to protect themselves."