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CDC estimates that #youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the U.S. each year. This infographic highlights the impact, causes, and consequences of #STDs among young people – and what they can do to protect themselves. #Gonorrhea #Chlamydia #GetTested
Everyone can play a role in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Learn 6 ways to be a safe patient & protect yourself from infections at the hospital.
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?
#HIV #STDs It's HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a day to recognize & thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. Ryan White said, "Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me." Let us educate the world about #HIV and find a vaccine and a cure!
Advocacy:Sex education changes lives, and saves lives. Link goes to SCARLETEEN a fabulous resource, especially for teens (and parents of teens) who don't have access to healthy and honest sex education through other channels. "Sex Ed for the Real World. Since 1998, in-depth, progressive and inclusive articles, advice, discussion and other interactive media" not to mention caring, feminist, and well-screened adult volunteers who moderate forums and respond to crisis questions.