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Running Head: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES 1 Applied Final Project Sexually Transmitted Diseases Amber Olson [email protected] University of Maryland University College PSYC 332 7977 Psychology of Human Sexuality Site Location Area 1 Building 121, Aviano Air Base, Italy 09603 Aviano Middle and High School 17 December 2017
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES 2 Training Goals Discover the different types and categories of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Investigate the underlaying causes behind contracting a sexually transmitted disease or infection Explore different symptoms and areas of the body an STD can infect Identify those at a higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease or infection Reveal the prevention options available to reduce the chances of contracting a sexually transmitted disease Address treatment options for sexually transmitted diseases and infections Training Question After becoming fully informed on the underlaying causes of contracting a STD/STI and following all prevention and protection practices set in place, is one ever truly protected from contracting a sexually transmitted disease or infection? Target Population The target population for this program is students in middle and high school who are nearing the age of becoming sexually active. The goal is to fully inform the students of real world sex related health issues. This program will aim to ensure that when the time comes for one to lose their virginity, they are fully educated and prepared to make an appropriate decision. Abstract One The abstract from Arrais Santos Almeida et. al. (2017) recognizes the need for continued sexual education in adolescents. The research from the authors identify the risk and susceptibility associated with a lack of sexual education.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES 3 Objective: To investigate the knowledge of adolescents related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), AIDS, and pregnancy, and understand the role of school in sex education. Method: A qualitative descriptive study, developed through a semi-structured interview and a form for participant characterization, with 22 high school students from a public school aged 16 to 19 years. Data were submitted to content analysis. Results: After analysis, four thematic categories were developed: sexuality and sex education; understanding of risk behaviors; knowledge of STI/AIDS; and knowledge of and practices for prevention. Final considerations: This study showed the need for preventive educational actions for adolescents, because the lack of information contributes to their vulnerability. The adolescents recognize the importance of sex education; therefore it is important to implement strategies to promote and protect health in the school environment to encourage and strengthen self-care in health Abstract Two The abstract from Pagano et. al. (2015) from The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse discusses the risk factors of contracting a sexually transmitted disease in substance abusing boys and girls aged 14-18. With better understanding of the risk factors in adolescent

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