Std And Its Effects On Society

1650 Words Jul 29th, 2015 7 Pages
Thousands of people acquire sexual transmitted diseases every year. What is a STD? A STD is a disease caused by infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual contact. STD’s are not always obvious, so it is easy to catch an STD, and not know it. Some STDs are easy to cure, others are not curable like HIV/AID. STD’s left untreated can cause infertility (mayoclinic). STDs can affect guys and girls of all ages and backgrounds who are having sex, no matter rich or poor (kidshealth). There is only two ways to be protected from STDs, it is use a latex condom or to be abstinent. STD spreads not only through sexual intercourse, but through skin to skin contact with an infected area or sore. STDs can also spread through anal or oral sex due to tears and cuts in the mouth and anus that enable to the bacteria to get in. Having sex at a young age, lots of sex partners, and unprotected sex all heighten the chance of catching an STD (kidshealth).
Sexually transmitted diseases are one of the most serious public health problems in the world. Adolescents and young adults are responsible for only 25% of the sexually active population and they represent almost 50% of all newly acquired STDs (Siracusano). There are many different types of STDs. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial diseases , with a prevalence of about 2 to 12 percent in sexually active men and women worldwide (Kaplan). Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia…
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