Essay On Sexually Transmitted Diseases

1740 WordsNov 21, 20177 Pages
Abstract This paper examines five peer reviewed studies that report on results from research conducted about sexually transmitted diseases. The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between social disparities and sexually transmitted diseases in Dallas and Collin Counties. There are certain people who are predisposed to being at a greater risk for transmitting sexually transmitted diseases in the United States given their demographic and socioeconomic status. The studies have shown without access to health care, young men and women do not receive the necessary information or medical prevention devices they need for the prevention and/or transmission of such diseases. The data was descriptive comparative,…show more content…
The following review of literature confirms that there are certain people who are predisposed to being at a greater risk for transmitting sexually transmitted diseases in the United States given their demographic and socioeconomic status. The main point reflected in all five studies that those who were on the lower half of the socioeconomic totem pole were more likely to transmit an STI. The variables and community weaknesses that were linked with socioeconomic status were education, income and employment (Wickrama, Merten & Wickrama, 2012; Harling, Subramanian, Bärnighausen & Kawachi, 2014; An, Prejean, Harrison & Fang, 2013). The disparity most widely talked about was an individual’s socioeconomic status, or the amount of money one had. It appears lower income harms the poor more than higher income profits the rich (Harling, Subramanian, Bärnighausen, & Kawachi, 2014). Socioeconomic disadvantages tend to hinder the access an individual has to decent health care, which may in turn increase the levels of risky sexual behavior and frequency of sexually transmitted diseases (Wickrama, et al., 2012; Semaan, Sternberg, Zaidi & Aral, 2007). Those with socioeconomic advantages tend to have access to better health
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