Thursday, August 26, 2010

STIs On the Rise for Young Women

The Press Association reports that young women are most vulnerable to new cases of STIs. Two-thirds of new STI cases in women from the United Kingdom were among under-25s, including 73% of new cases of gonorrhoea in women, 88% of new cases of chlamydia and 66% of new cases of genital warts.
Reinfection is also an issue among young people in general, the report found, with 11% of young women becoming re-infected with an already treated STI and 12% of young men.
This particular statistic in my mind shows the incredibly urgent need for sex education! Young people need to know how to protect themselves from STIs, HIV, and unwanted pregnancies!

1 comment:

AliB said...

Great Piece :) Love the informative updates.