STIs are illnesses that pass from one person to another through sexual contact, but they can be prevented
Young people are at greatest risk of getting STIs because they lack knowledge about the diseases.
To avoid STDs, teens need to know more about them
sexually transmitted infections
there are over 25 sexually transmitted infections today (there were only 2 in the 60’s)
every year 3-4 million teens acquire an STD
by the age of 18, twenty-five percent of sexually active teens will have contracted a sexually transmitted infection—and most won’t even know it!
younger women are at a higher risk for STD’s ( in us, 15-19 year olds constitute 10% of the population, but this group has 25% of new STI cases.)
nearly half of all girls are likely to be infected with an STD during their first sexual experience.
15-19 year old females have the highest age-specific rates of gonorrhea & chlamydia.
1 in every 4 people newly infected with HIV is younger than 22 years of age.
It is easier to transmit or acquire HIV infection if you are infected with other STDS.
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- Sex and Sexual Abuses: Health Knowledge.
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- Consequences of Abuse
- Leadership and Skills for Life
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