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The best way of prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is to educate children and not to avoid getting involved in risky sexual behaviour.
Although 93% correctly identified HIV/AIDS as a sexually transmitted infection, 91% incorrectly said that it is the only serious STI.
Given a list of nine common sexually transmitted infections, only 19% of participants correctly identified them all as sexually transmitted.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infections with Chlamydia representing just under half of all notifiable disease case reports (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2007).
Sex partner selection, social networks, and repeat sexually transmitted infections in young men: a preliminary report, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2006, 33(1): 18-21; Catania JA, Binson D and Stone V, Relationship of sexual mixing across age and ethnic groups to herpes simplex virus-2 among unmarried heterosexual adults with multiple sexual partners, Health Psychology, 1996, 15(5):362-370; Lawrence B et al.
In total around 700,000 new diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were seen in 2004 - up more than 60% since 1995.
He could not have anticipated the tragic tsunami of sexually transmitted diseases that have occurred since his time.
But detractors claim that message is realistic only to a handful of students in today's classrooms and does little to provide those who choose not to abstain with the facts they need to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
This second report is based on data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey which examines sexual activity, and condom use among 15- to 24-year-olds, as well as their likelihood of reporting having been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases.
adolescents when they were young adults (ages 18-24), and found that adolescent virginity pledges were not associated with lower rates of several sexually transmitted infection--even though they were associated with several behavior changes that would have seemed to be protective.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a program is eligible when it teaches that "abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other associated health problems.
Suess adds that blaming the Internet for people's sex addiction problems is like blaming the bar where people meet if they happen to contract a sexually transmitted disease.

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