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Essay On Std And Sds

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STD’s and STI’s in NYC
Sexually transmitted disease is defined as in infection passed from one person to another through sexual contact, according to the Health reference article, “STDs; What They Are and How to Prevent Them.” Approximately, 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases are found every year. Sexually transmitted diseases are most easily spread by having vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Shaking hands hugging or simply touching are not really ways to transmit sexually transmitted diseases. Research shows that most sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted through the mucous membranes of the penis, vulva (female genitalia), vagina and the mouth. The mouth is considered to be a mucous membrane, however, the Health
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Chlamydia is, currently, one of the three most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal or anal intercourse. It is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause severe damage if untreated. Untreated chlamydia Kinko’s and pelvic inflammatory disease which may lead to infertility. How to know if you have the Chlamydia? Some symptoms of chlamydia or unusual discharge, burning and painful urination. However, most people won’t we are allies if they have the disease unless they get tested because in most cases chlamydia can be asymptomatic. According to Paul J Clara “ more than 80% of women in their early 50% of men are asymptomatic”. Meaning that many people are unaware and can be spreading the disease without even knowing. Another common disease is gonorrhea which is caused from bacteria traveling from an infected person to another person through sexual contact. Gonorrhea can also be referred to as “the clap”. Gonorrhea has the highest rate of infected individuals and is the second most common among teenagers. Symptoms of gonorrhea and chlamydia are pretty much identical such as burning painful urination and strange discharge. According to Paul J Clara “approximately 80% of women or a symptomatic, however, more than 80% of men notice greenish/yellowish discharge from the penis”. Gonorrhea can also lead to a pelvic inflammatory disease if not properly treated. The third most common STD I chose to discuss is syphilis which is a
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