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
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
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.
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.
The Certified Health Education Specialist examination (commonly known as the CHES exam) was developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. This test is appropriate for people who aspire to become health educators or advocates. #ches
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.
These are US statistics, but the numbers are still relevant. It's important for us to recognize the unique ways that youth are affected and the need to reach out to them to improve their sexual and reproductive health!