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STDS

Psychology Final
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Breanda Valenzuela

on 9 May 2012

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Transcript of STDS

STDs STDs are caused by infections that are
passed from one person to another during
sexual contact. STD are very common- more than half of
us will get one at some time in our lives. You can get a sexual transmitted disease
from sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, vagina, or penis. Defenition:
"Sexual Transmited Disease."
STDs are also called " Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI)." Background History
Until the 1990s, STDs were commonly known as venereal diseases Sexual Transmited Infections (STI)
Infection simply means that a germ,virus, bacteria, or parasite; that can cause disease or sickness is present inside a person’s body.
An infected person does not necessarily have any symptoms or signs that the virus or bacteria is actually hurting his or her body; they do not necessarily feel sick CRABS
are not really STDs
Crabs, or pubic lice, are small parasites that burrow into the skin to feed on blood
They live on coarse body hair such as pubic hair, but can also be found in armpit hair, facial hair and even on eyelashes.
One in six Americans aged 14 to 49 are infected with genital herpes
GENITAL HERPES
It is passed through skin contact
it may cause itching or tingling sensations in the genital or anal area
as well as small fluid-filled blisters that burst leaving small painful sores. Chlamydia
Is one of the most reported STD in the United States, Sexually active females ages 25 years old and younger need testing every year.
The infection can be transfer on fingers from the genitals to the eyes.
Many people it produces no symptoms
Black and hispanic women are tested at significantly higher rates than white women, finding that could help explain why minority women have higher reported rates of the disease. "The New York Times"
More than 23000 women ages 14 to 25 visited health care facilitites in Indianapolis from 2002 to 2007."www. avert.org" Syphilis
The Signs and symptoms of syhilis include a firm, round, small, and painless sore on the genitals, anus, or mouth, or a rash on the body.
63% of primary and sexcondary syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men.
In the time of 2004-2008 syphilis increased most among 15-24 year-old men and women. If woman has STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby. Each year more than 12 million people in the United States contract a STD.
Even though AIDS has increased awareness of safer sex practices.
People are too embarrassed to ask for accurate information or are rely on misinformation. Ways to prevent from getting the disease is:
Use Protection:A Condom
Get Tested and Talk to your partner to get tested before you have sex or have some kind of skin contact. Having Sexual Activity at a Young Age.
The younger a person starts having sex, the greater his or her chances of becoming infected with an STD. Having Lots of sex partners.
People who have sexual contact — not just intercourse, but any form of intimate activity — with many different partners are more at risk than those who stay with the same partner. •Unprotected sex. Latex condoms are the only form of birth control that reduce your risk of getting an STD, and must be used every time. Spermicides, diaphragms, and other birth control methods may help prevent pregnancy, but they don't protect a person against STDs.
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