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Presenters: Icebreaker: Target audience: Health promotion topic: 1. Smoking [presenter name] 2. 3. STD [Milton] Teaching strategies: 1. 2. 3.

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3. STD [Milton]

STDs in Adolescents and young Adults (1-2 pages)  sexually active adolescents aged 15–19 years and young adults aged 20–24 years are at higher risk of acquiring STDs for a combination of behavioral, biological, and cultural reasons. adolescent females may have increased susceptibility to infection because of increased cervical ectopy.

15- to 19-Year-Old Women—In 2010, the rate among women aged 15–19 years was 3,378.2 cases per 100,000 females 20- to 24-Year-Old Women—In 2010, women aged 20–24 years had the highest rate of chlamydia (3,407.9 cases per 100,000 females) 15- to 19-Year-Old Women—In 2010, as in previous years, women aged 15–19 years had the highest rate of gonorrhea (570.9 cases per 100,000 females 20- to 24-Year-Old Women—In 2010, as in previous years, women aged 20–24 years had the second highest rate of gonorrhea (560.7 cases per 100,000 females)

research found a significant association between single-parent families and early sexual intercourse among adolescents. So if you use any other form of birth control.  parent income and socioeconomic status are significant predictors of early adolescent sexual initiation. but recede to a more protected location as women age. Food and Drugs Administration (1-2 paragraphs)  A Condom Could Save Your Life! Condoms are used for both birth control and reducing the risk of disease.S. higher socioeconomic status is associated with delay of sexual initiation. researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found at least one in 4 teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease. compared to their male counterparts. The most common one is a virus that can cause cervical cancer. cervical cap or pill -. due to their anatomy. and alcohol use. Blame is most often placed on inadequate sex education.Family Influences on Adolescent Sexual Activity and Alcohol Use (1-2 pages) Adolescence is a period of development often marked by experimentation and engagement in new activities. NBC News (1-2 paragraphs) o   In the first study of its kind. During adolescence and young adulthood. women’s columnar epithelial cells—which are especially sensitive to invasion by sexually transmitted organisms. youth report experiencing dating violence. That's why some people think that other forms of birth control -. and to negotiate condom use Dating violence and sexual assault play a role in STI transmission. from parents and from schools focusing too much on abstinence-only programs. you still need a condom in addition to reduce the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases. multiple sex partners. Twenty percent of U. such as chlamydia and gonococcus—extend out over the vaginal surface of the cervix. o Advocates for Youth o     Young women and female adolescents are more susceptible to STI. Many adolescents engage in risky behaviors. to refuse unwanted sex. But that's not true. including early sexual initiation. Women who experience dating violence are less likely to use condoms and feel more uncomfortable negotiating condom use.will protect them against diseases. Cultural traditions that value women’s passivity and subordination also diminish the ability of many women to adequately protect themselves.such as the IUD. o . too. diaphragm.  adolescent males and females who had the self-efficacy to refuse sex also were less likely to engage in sex. where they are unprotected by cervical mucous. Add to that a young person’s sense of being invulnerable. and the second most common can cause infertility.

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