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STD's and Abstinence

STD's and Abstinence

 

Becoming sexually active will put your child at risk for contracting a Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD.  The effects of STD and its consecutive health complications range from being uncomfortable to becoming life threatening.  Also, if untreated a person with an STD can continue to spread it to those whom he/she becomes intimately involved with.  The best way to prevent teen pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections is to practice abstinence.
 
Adolescent pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major public health problems in the U.S. Implementing group-based interventions that address the sexual behavior of adolescents may reduce the incidence of pregnancy, HIV, and other STIs in this group. 
 
 
Article: 
This study explores a way to promote abstinence
The Effectiveness of Group-Based Comprehensive Risk-Reduction and Abstinence Education Interventions to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Adolescent Pregnancy, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Sexually Transmitted Infections Two Systematic Reviews for the Guide to Community Preventive Services https://www.thecommunityguide.org/sites/default/files/publications/hiv-ajpm-evrev-riskreduction.pdf
 
URL links: 
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention hosts an array of information regarding STD causes, effects and prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm
Planned Parenthood also provides a wide range of information on STD’s. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex
 
Videos
What is STD? What are the symptoms of STDs? How do STDs spread? How to prevent STDs? Common types of STDs: herpes(HSV-1, HSV-2), HPV, HIV, Hepatitis(A, B, C),Chlamydia, Thrush, Syphilis, Gonorrhea.Symptoms of those STDs: herpes symptoms, HIV symptoms, HPV symptoms, chlamydia syptoms, thrush symptoms, syphilis symptoms etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcPCY83FIvk