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Alison Claire Burnette Sociology 101 Chapter 14 – Essay 1. There are more than fifty types of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. During the sexual revolution of the 1960s, “infection rates rose dramatically as people became sexually active at younger ages and had a greater number of partners” (pg. 433). But, the continuous spread and rising dangers of STDs eventually caused a movement away from casual sex. “Our culture associates sex with sin, so some people regard STDs not only as illnesses but also as marks of immorality” (pg. 433). These people would encourage abstinence until marriage and faithfulness within it. That would be one way to fight STDs. However, I don’t think that this is a very likely situation (even though I support it). I think that the most realistically effective way to control the spread of STDs is through education. Everyone needs to know and understand the dangers involved with sex and STDs. In addition, advocating safe sex practices and distributing condoms will also help prevent the spread of STDs. I think that these preventative methods will be most effective in reducing the numbers of STDs. 2. Whether or not people have a right to die is a controversial issue today. Of course, anyone who is diagnosed with an incurable disease can choose to refuse treatment, even if it might prolong their life. For people who are incompetent and cannot make that decision, a decision can be made “through a document called a living will that states the
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