STI Awareness Month: Daily Random Facts

Random Facts

1.  Although teenagers and young adults represent only 25% of the sexually active population, 15 to 24 year olds account for nearly half of all STI diagnoses each year.

2.  Every day in America, 12,000 teenagers contract a sexually transmitted disease. 

Resource:  Egendorf, Laura, ed. 2007. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. New York, NY: Thompson Gale.

 

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STI Awareness Month: Safe Sex?

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Being “safe” is usually associated with using protection of some sort. Physically, you might be reducing your chances of pregnancy or STIs, but can it protect you from the emotional, mental or spiritual risk that’s involved in such intimacy with another person?

Are you really willing to take that risk?

There is only ONE way to prevent pregnancy and/or STIs.

 

1. A condom merely reduces but does not eliminate the risk of an STI/STD.

2. The failure of condoms to protect against STD/HIV transmission usually results from inconsistent or incorrect use, rather than product failure.  

Check out the link: Contraceptive_methods_508 

#1 Sutton, Amy L., ed. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics.

#2 http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html#Consistent

STI Awareness Month: Did You Know?

Did you know???

 

1. An STI is a germ (virus, parasite or bacteria) that can cause an illness inside a person though they never have any symptoms?

2. Girls are 4 times more likely to contract an STI/STD than she is to become pregnant?

3. People with an STI/STD in the United States is over 65 million. 1 in 2 sexually active people will contract an STI/STD before age 25.

STD fats(1, 7) STDs and Pregnancy—CDC Fact Sheet.” Center for Disease Control. January 4, 2008. Accessed: August 23, 2009.

(2) Egendorf, Laura, ed. 2007. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. New York, NY: Thompson Gale.

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