Pregnancy is not the only thing to think about regarding sex. STIs/STDs (sexually transmitted infections/diseases) are common. Some can be cured. Some can't. Many have lifelong effects. Did you know young women's bodies are biologically more susceptible to STIs/STDs.
Here are some other facts to consider:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the United States, 1 out of 4 women between the ages of 14 and 19 is infected with at least one STD.
There are still over 1 million people in the United States living with HIV. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates 14% of those haven't yet been diagnosed and are unaware of their infection.
your number of partners and sexual encounters increases, your risk of
contracting an STD increases dramatically.
Most STD’s go undiagnosed because symptoms are not recognized or are very mild. An infected individual can share an STD with their partner before ever realizing they have one. Because they are often asymptomatic, it’s important to be tested. Abba's House provides STD free testing and treatment. Please call to schedule a consultation with our nurse.
Sex is a big deal. Know the facts. Make informed decisions. Respect yourself.