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What are the behavior, social, and biological factors that contribute to the spread of STl's? How do some of these as they are presented reinforce panic discourse? Behavioral Factors: Early Initiation of Intimate Sexual Activity- early initiation increases total time sexually active and blc they are more likely to have nonvoluntary intercourse, have greater # sex partners, and use condoms less consistently. Numerous Sex Partners- greater # of partners, greater chance of getting an STI High-Risk sexual partners- Having sex wI partner who had many partners, increases risk. High Risk Sexual Behavior- Some behaviors wI sexual partner put individuals at higher risk. Inconsistant and Incorrect Condom Use- using male latex correctly during sex any time penis comes into contact with vagina reduces risk. Substance Abuse- can affect cognitive and negotiating skills before and during sex, lowering likelihood that individ. Will protect themselves. Sexual Coercion- not all people enter sexual encounters as willing partners. Lack of knowledge and Concern about STI's- Americans uninformed about STI's. Social Factors: Poverty and Marginalization- people in networks with high risk behavior, access to health care limited, affected by STI's. (Include: sex workers, adolescents, migrant workers, etc. Access to Health Care- Access to good health care important for detection, treatment, prevention. Health care in low-income areas limited and public health programs scarce. Many ppl in high-risk social areas, no access to STI care. Secrecy and Moral Conflict about Sexuality- morals on STls hindered public health efforts to control STls. Abstinence-only programs don't talk about HIV ISTI prevention wI condoms. Biological Factors: Asymptomatic Nature of STls- Most STls have no symptoms or are mild. During time STI is asymptomatic, person can infect others. May not treat, result: reproductive damage. Resistance to Treatment or Lack of a Cure- Past antibiotics use to work, don't work now so people think free from STI. People continue to transmit blc they think cured or have no symptoms. Need follow-up exam. Other
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2009 for the course WMST 1006 taught by Professor Brown,matt during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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