Unformatted text preview: Wk 7 DQ 2, Due Thursday, April 22 nd What are some of the possible causes associated with the high rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections? What are some safe sexual practices that can prevent these infections? Some of the possible causes associated with the high rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) are the moral and social stigma associated with these infections. Shame and embarrassment often keep infected people from seeking treatment. Unfortunately, they usually continue to be sexually active, thereby infecting unsuspecting partners. People who are uncomfortable discussing sexual issues may also be less likely to use and ask their partners to use condoms to protect against STIs and pregnancy. Another reason for the STI epidemic is our culture’s casual attitude about sex. Bombarded by media hype that glamorizes easy sex, many people take sexual partners without considering the consequences. Ignorance about the infections, their symptoms, and the fact that someone can be asymptomatic but still infected is...
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- Spring '10
- Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Sexually Transmitted Infections