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1 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STDs & Teens: A Reality Check

2 Why teens are at high risk?
Teens and young adults are more likely to: Have multiple partners, Engage in unprotected sex.

3 Young women are: More likely to choose older partners,
Biologically more susceptible to Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV.

4 STD and Teens: Statistics
12 million new cases each year 3 million are among teenagers 13% of youth 13 – 19 contract an STD each year


6 Chlamydia Found in 20 – 40% of teens (most common) Caused by bacteria.
Silent Disease: 65-80% of females and 20-30% of males show no symptoms. May cause sterility.

7 Gonorrhea Highly contagious bacterial infection.
Also known as the “drip” or “clap”. May cause sterility, arthritis and heart trouble.

8 Herpes Viral infection. Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV1) – a.k.a. “cold sores”.
Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV2) – genital herpes. Deadly to newborns and infants.

9 Herpes (continued) Rate of new infections highest in late teens and early twenties. 15 – 20% of teens are infected with herpes. Chances of infection increase with age.

10 HPV No cure – viral. 28 – 46% of women under 25 are infected with HPV.
May cause cervical cancer. Genital warts affect 1/3 of all sexually active teens.

11 Syphilis Highly contagious bacteria. Can affect all parts of the body.
Three stages – may lead to death. Rates among teens are low.

12 Safe Sex Sex = oral, anal and/or vaginal Abstinence. Male Condom.
Female Condom. Oral Barriers (Dental Dam).

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