Bacterial vaginosis Chancroid Cytomegalovirus infections Granuloma inguinale donovanosis Lymphogranuloma venereum Molluscum contagiosum Pubic lice Scabies Trichomoniasis Oral ulcers oral sex can result in ulcers from gonorrhea or herpes Facts about STDs and adolescents STDs affect men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels. Well-designed education programs and behavioral interventions before initiation of sexual relationships can prevent risky behavior among adolescents and can reduce such behavior among youth who are already sexually active. World Health Organization, Holmes KK et al. The most common system used to collect incidence data is national compulsory physician reporting, in which all practitioners and medical facilities nationwide are required to complete a standardized form for each STD patient, providing the diagnosis and some demographic data generally, but not always, sex and age. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Because HPV infection does not always cause warts, the infection may go undetected.
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Sexually Transmitted Infections among adolescents
However, other characteristics of groups vary, and may contribute to explaining their differences in STD incidence. In Denmark, chlamydia decreased in the total population but increased among adolescents. This difficulty also affects national compulsory laboratory reporting, as laboratories only see and report cases that physicians send to them for confirmation. Have a mutually monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected partner. In the United States, sexually active young people experience high rates of sexually transmitted infections STIswhich can endanger their long-term health; some STIs are incurable, while others damage the reproductive system if left untreated. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. In Romania and the Russian Federation, more than half of all reported annual cases of syphilis are to young people; in the case of gonorrhea, one-half or more of all cases occur among youth in all three eastern European countries for which we have data Romania, the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republicas well as in Canada, England and Wales and the United States.