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Microsoft PowerPoint - Sexually Transmitted Infections S08

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1 Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence in the U.S circle6 Has the highest rate of STIs of any industrialized country circle6 2/3 of those infected are under 25 circle6 Sexual activity circle6 34.4% of ninth graders are sexually active circle6 60.5% of 12 th graders Sexually Transmitted Infections circle6 Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SEICUS) circle6 48 states require or recommend sexual education through state law or policy circle6 Federally funded abstinence-only programs circle6 Postponement of sexual activity until marriage Sexually Transmitted Infections circle6 Most effective programs circle6 Begin before a young person becomes sexually active circle6 Promote postponement of sex & protected sex Definitions: circle6 Asymptomatic: no visible symptoms, but person still carries and can transmit an infection circle6 Symptomatic: visible symptoms circle6 Incubation Period: the time between the initial infection and the appearance of the symptoms Common STI’s circle6 Chlamydia
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