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RUNNING HEAD: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD’s)PHE-340-Q3401 Social and Behavioral Health 19EW3Module One: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)1
RUNNING HEAD: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD’s)For my final project I have chosen to research sexually transmitted disease. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact during vaginal, anal and oral sex. There are more than 35 infectious organisms that are transmitted through sexual activity. The most common STD’s are Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, Genital lice, Genital warts, Trichomoniasis, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Most STD’s affect both men and women. In many cases the health risk is more severe for women, especially for pregnant women. The disease not only affects their healthbut it also puts their unborn child at risk of serious health issues. “A wide range of sexually transmissible pathogens have adverse effects on sexual and reproductive health, including infertility in women and several different types of cancer, with the global burden of cervical cancer a particular concern”. (Low, Broutet, Turner 2017)Sexually transmitted diseases are a big public health issue. Sexually transmitted disease