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
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.
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?