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Risk of Adolescent Sexual Activity. Facts 19 million American are infected with an STD STD’s are considered an epidemic among teens and young adults ▫Epidemic-

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1 Risk of Adolescent Sexual Activity

2 Facts 19 million American are infected with an STD STD’s are considered an epidemic among teens and young adults ▫Epidemic- the occurrence of more cases of a disease than expected ▫STD’s are also know as a silent epidemic because people don’t often talk about sexually transmitted disease

3 STD’s spread Any type of sexual activity that brings an uninfected person in contact with body fluids from an infected person Any sexual activity that results in contact between one person’s genitals and another person’s skin or mucous membrane, in which one of the persons is already infected with an STD Direct contact with open sores A mother to her baby before birth, during birth, or during breast feeding

4 STD’s caused by bacteria Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

5 Chlamydia An STD caused by bacterium that infects the reproductive organs and may cause a mucous discharge Be passed from pregnant women to infants during childbirth Highest rate of Chlamydia infections in the U.S are found in years old Treatment: both partners take antibiotics at the same time

6 Gonorrhea An STD caused by bacterium that infects mucous membrane, including the genital mucous membranes. Can be passed to infants during childbirth Treatment: both partners take antibiotics at the same, Becoming more difficult to treat because it is becoming resistant to antibiotics

7 STD’s and Pregnancy Both of these infections can cause serious eye infections and blindness Linked to miscarriages, premature birth and low birth weight

8 Syphilis An STD caused by bacterium that can cause ulcers Spread through the blood, damaging the nervous system and other body organs Can be passed to infants during childbirth Both partners take antibiotics at the same time, if treated in early stages, syphilis can be cured

9 3 stages of Syphilis Primary Secondary Latent

10 STD and Pregnancy A mother with syphilis can pass it on to her baby ▫cause a miscarriage ▫still birth ▫birth defects

11 Caused by Viruses Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Genital herpes Human Immune-deficiency virus

12 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) An STD caused by a group of viruses that can cause genital warts and cancer Can be treated

13 Genital Herpes An STD caused by a viral infection in genital area Caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) ▫HSV-1 ▫HSV-2 There is no cure

14 STD and Pregnancy Lead to miscarriages Early birth Neonatal herpes

15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZGcK6Q 7Mshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZGcK6Q 7Ms

16 Human Immune-deficiency virus (HIV) A virus that primarily infects cells of the immune system and causes aids HIV is passed by exchange of infected body fluids Exchange usually takes place during sexual activity or by sharing drug injection equipment There is no cure


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