On February 13th 1999, a Press Conference was held to announce the foundation of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Society (SRHS/ ΚΕ.Σ.Α.Υ.) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It was the first time in Greece that a public body had ever provided services in the sector of Sexual Health. In fact, SRHS has so far been the Hellenic National Member of a European network, the European Sexual Health Alliance (ESHA), which is a non-profit umbrella organization providing support to people with sexual problems. For further information about ESHA, visit http://www.essm.org/society/esha.html
The Press Conference was held at the Macedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. The foundation of SRHS was greeted by the then A.U.Th. Rector, Mihalis Papadopoulos, and the Late Professor of Urology Thanasis Kalinderis. The Chief Science Officer of SRHS , Professor Dimitris Chatzichristou, referred to the objectives of SRHS. The service provided by the public Telephone Hotline was presented by Press Officer Stamatis Papaharitou. In the end, answers were provided to journalists’ questions.