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Safe sex does not necessarily prevent STDs

The number of teens practicing safe sex and using condoms is increasing and the number of unwanted pregnancies is decreasing. However, the rate of STD infection is increasing as they are engaging in other sexual behaviours such as oral or anal sex. The risk of infection is increased by exchange of sexual fluids, blood or semen as well as cuts or abrasions. Bleeding gums may also provide an avenue of infection. STD's include Chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis. STD's such as herpes, condyloma and HIV have no cure but symptoms can be treated to some degree. Some of these are asymptomatic and thus people may be unaware that they are infected. STD's can cause long term effects such as tubal scaring, infertility, secondary bacterial infections, cancerous growths and painful recurring attacks.

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About: Safe sex does not necessarily prevent STDs

Date: 3 December 2004

Source: Campus News

Author: Megan Rodriguez


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