There are 20 million new #STD infections each year and half are among youth ages 15-24. School-based programs play an important role in preventing STDs, including HIV, among youth. This infographic outlines the characteristics and outcomes of effective HIV/STD prevention programs. #SchoolHealth #HIVprevention #NYHAAD
The condom is probably the most well known form of contraceptive. Which means it’s probably best known for preventing new life. But how about the fact that they once saved the life of a woman who fell overboard? The canny cruise ship passenger apparently inflated condoms in a pack she was carrying and survived 3 days at sea. Incredible! Has somebody informed the Pope of this? Not only do they prevent STI’s, they’re also an emergency floatation device. Life savers! From Sutherland Health.
#Depression is though to deal with & can sometimes be associated with #cancer patients. Having support is always helpful. But what about teenagers coping when a parent has cancer? READ this new study --> http://www.rxwiki.com/news-article/parental-cancer-was-not-linked-psychosocial-problems-teens?autoplay=361450283
Many people become infected with #HIV as teens or young adults. School programs can play a vital role in preventing HIV among youth and help the US reach an HIV-free generation. http://1.usa.gov/1hs8X1g
7 Birth Control Questions They Didn't Cover in Sex Ed
The gurus at Planned Parenthood can catch you up. They answer roughly 230 questions about contraception via text and chat each day and tackle your trickiest questions right here. - August 17, 2013 - Liz Plosser - #sexeducation #q&a #Cosmopolitan
It infuriates me that most girls (and boys) in PUBLIC high schools are not fully educated about sex. They are denying these teenagers information about their feelings, their health, and most importantly THEIR BODIES. I went to an all girls Catholic high school where our religion classes discussed the morality of sex while our health classes actually talked about STDs and birth control. Why isn't this happening in public schools?
This is interesting, esp. as schools are cutting down recess/playtime/phys ed to nothing, and the nutritional value of the food kids eat in schools is completely inadequate. Brains can't work well if the rest of the body isn't being taken care of.
Sexually Transmitted Disease are one of the biggest healthcare challenges faced by the US today, costing the system $17 billion each year. More than 19 million infections are reported each year, with potentially more unreported. One in four college students has an STD, demonstrating a significant lack of proper prevention and safe sex education among young people.