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Talk with Your Teen about Preventing STDs
Sexual Risk Behaviors Can Lead to HIV, STDS, & Teen Pregnancy | Adolescent and School Health | CDC
Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infectious diseases spread through sexual contact. The best way to prevent your teen from contracting an STI is to advise them to not have any type of sexual contact with another person. But if they decide to be sexually active, or are currently sexually active, there are several safety measures to follow. These are advised by experts to help reduce your teen's risk of getting an STI.
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Teens
Talking to your teen or pre-teen about sex can certainly be uncomfortable, but it can help them make smart decisions and protect themselves from unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIs, previously called Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Based on the national survey data almost half of all 9th to 12th graders have engaged in sexual intercourse at least once. Teens are particularly at risk for STIs because their feelings of invincibility make them prone to engage in unprotected sex. That is why almost 10, people between the age of 13 and 24 were diagnosed with HIV in
Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. Half of the 20 million new STDs reported each year were among young people aged 15 to 24 3. Nearly , babies were born to teen girls aged 15—19 years in The correct and consistent use of male latex condoms can reduce the risk of STD transmission, including HIV infection.