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How Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Driving Up STD Rates ⇢

A 2012 study from the Guttmacher Institute found that more knowledge about sexual health and contraceptives was directly correlated to a decrease in adolescent and young adult risky sexual behaviors, like having sex without barriers or contraceptives, and increased numbers of sexual partners. The study showed that teens who received comprehensive sex ed not only had lower rates of pregnancy but waited longer to have sex—effectively achieving what abstinence-only educational programs have been trying to encourage for decades: waiting to have sex.

Giving young people the tools they need to avoid STDs—not just the tools we personally agree with— ensures that whenever young adults decide to have sex, they don’t end up doing it unprotected, with neither a contraceptive nor accurate information about how to reduce their risk of getting an STD.

mothernaturenetwork:



 CDC: Sexually transmitted diseases have become a severe epidemic 



Treating the country’s 110 million STDs comes with a price tag of $16.7 billion a year.



“Four of the infections - chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis - respond well to treatment and can be cured if discovered early, yet many of these cases go undetected because they often are not accompanied by any symptoms. The CDC urges all people who are sexually active to get STD screening and prompt treatment if necessary.”

mothernaturenetwork:

Treating the country’s 110 million STDs comes with a price tag of $16.7 billion a year.

Four of the infections - chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis - respond well to treatment and can be cured if discovered early, yet many of these cases go undetected because they often are not accompanied by any symptoms. The CDC urges all people who are sexually active to get STD screening and prompt treatment if necessary.”

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