In 1913, sex education became a topic that was found to be an important education tool. Since then, this form of education has been a hot and debatable topic among many Americans. The original reason for sex education classes was to reduce problems such as sexually transmitted illnesses and prostitution. In recent years, abstinence has become the focus of sex education curriculum. Abstinence means refraining from sex completely. Although, it is the only one-hundred percent way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, abstinence-only instruction should not be the only form of sex education taught. Our youth need to know about all aspects of sex. This intails how to protect them if they choose to become sexually
College campuses have seen a rise, in the epidemic of Sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases have quickly become a household name amongst Americans. The dangers and health issues related to acquiring a STD has been the reason why more attention has been brought to the STD epidemic. The reason
People say that sex education teaches the students about how sexual intercourse is done but the truth is sex education lets the students know about the consequences and the truth about sex. One may likely suffer emotional or mental depression which may lead to suicide. Students are also informed that it is only for unity and procreation of married couples who are committed to each other. They are also informed that they will know the true purpose of sex when they grow up as adults. Appropriate sex education in schools has a great impact on preventing sexual problems in adulthood. Also, it teaches students on what is right and what is wrong.
Anum Waris Activity Paper 8: Interview a Teacher/Counselor or a Coach or an R.A./Student Life Staff person about the role of sex education in work. Make sure to ask before the interview if they have any experience with sex education and if they don’t choose another person – submit a report
number one method to prevent STDs, many on the adolescents in this study “perceived sex as normal and abstinence as unlikely” (Akers, A., et al., 2012, p. 92).
Name Course Tutor Date HIV/AIDS Introduction Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome, which is popularly known as AIDS is a deadly disease as it attacks and adversely destroys body’s immune system. AIDS is brought about by a virus called Human Immune-Deficiency Virus, better known as HIV. This virus is minute, even invisible to a powerful microscope and can remain
Sex Education In a generation, where being forever young is the motto and a mindset of being invincible convinces various young adults to live a high-risk lifestyle, unsafe sex is one of the many risky and at times dangerous behaviors that young people take a part in. There are many factors that may lead to this misconstrued judgement. Either these young adults are being ill informed, simply just do not care or are not receiving proper education on the topic of sex and its many pros and cons. Each time they indulge in these risky behaviors they are dancing with the devils of (a)STD 's the most important and deadly which is HIV, (b)increasing the chances of becoming impregnated at a young age, and (c)missing out on opportunities and goals they set out for themselves previous to these unfortunate, life changing encounters. It is imperative to educate these individuals on the importance of safe sex. The education of safe sex is an imperative and crucial step in preventing the previous consequences.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) threaten nearly everyone in the modern environment. However, with the introduction of the condoms and an intense campaign to adopt a healthy behavior can salvage the situation. Apart from the STDs, it is important for the society to protect the society against the worst scourge, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to Helweg-Larsen and Collins (1994), condoms can rarely prevent the infection of STDs and HIV, but it can reduce the risk of the disease and unplanned pregnancies. It is also evident that the fatal prognosis of the human immunodeficiency virus infection has encouraged the use of condoms. The intervention program would persuade the people to change their healthy behaviors by adopting the use of condoms in reducing the risk of STDs and HIV infections.
Due to the growing spread of this disease, steps should be taken to prevent contracting the virus. Steps such as abstinence, selecting partners with low previous sexual partners, use of condoms, and receiving education about the topic. Education is very important, there were about 1.2 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2011, the most recent year this information was available. Of those people, about 12.8% do not know they are infected (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015)
HIV and Aids are something that have been a major problem in a large part of the world for many years. These viruses have destroyed many families and have taken many people’s lives. There are many different ways for a person to receive the virus. As of today, there is still no cure for these horrible diseases. Until scientists and doctors are able to find a medicine that can cure them, many people will continue to be affected by these diseases. This research paper will break down each virus separately to better explain what they exactly are and how they affect people by their signs, symptoms, etc.
“The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, most commonly known as HIV, is a lentivirus that spreads through bodily fluids and targets specific in cells of the immune system” (CDC). Over time, HIV deteriorates these cells, and consequently leaves the body unable to fight off infections and disease. When this occurs, the HIV infection transgresses into Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, also known as AIDS. AIDS continues to obliterate the immune system and leaves its victims more susceptible to opportunistic illnesses which utilize the body’s weakened state and cause more devastating illnesses. “According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS are ranked as the 6th leading causes of death with a staggering 1.5 million deaths since 2012” (WHO). With this issue becoming an international crisis affecting millions, advocacy about HIV and safe sex has drastically increased around the globe due to humanitarian organizations, and increased awareness about the disease.
First, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented or decreased in frequency, by the teaching of early sexual education. Adolescents would be further encouraged to practice protection while participating in a sexual activity if they were aware at an early age of the serious consequences that come with their decision. The teaching of abstinence-only withholds the adolescent from the
When it comes to health issues, there is an array of them that are responsible for individual’s death. It is a fact that the United States, as well as other countries worldwide, face different causes of death that are a product of human behavior. In this case, HIV/AIDS, which is well-known as a human immunodeficiency virus has been a major concern for society and public health due to the risk factors that contribute to the transmission of such disease, and also for “ having profound social, political, psychological, and economic consequences on the community” (Peterson, 1998). Even though, HIV/AIDS represents a threat to public health due to the lack of cured, public health has addressed the issue by implementing preventive effective intervention strategies, having a positive impact on the population.
AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus). This changes the body’s immune system, exposing individuals to infections and diseases. HIV / AIDS is the most threatening pandemic in the whole world. It is one of the infectious diseases that has claimed
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is very important in a global context, it has had distinct effects on many regions in the world. HIV has reached every region in the world, some areas are more heavily affected than others. The epidemic has demanded substantial political and financial commitment from international organizations, donor countries, and domestic governments. In recent years, the international community had made drastic efforts to provide universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, the disease as claimed the lives of 35 million individuals so far. An approximate 1.0 million individuals have died from HIV related illnesses in 2016. The disease is now considered extremely important public health problem, nowadays more and more individuals are becoming aware of their status and are receiving the proper treatment.