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Chlamydia

Essential Question: What are effective strategies to prevent the spread of Chlamydia among teens?

Ashley Jane Badua

Farrington High School

Health Academy

August 14, 2012

Essential Question: What are effective strategies to prevent the spread of Chlamydia among teens?

Many teens today are more prone to catching a sexually transmitted disease by being sexually active. From my judgment I see in today’s generation, most teens think by simply doing it and losing their virginity, they’re accepted in society’s standard. Teens think it’s so cool or in other cases some may even think they finally reached their ‘manhood’, when in reality, it’s nothing like that. Having sexual intercourse isn’t and shouldn’t be based on popularity, it is something that should be taken seriously. There are a lot of risk when deciding to have intercourse with someone else, especially if you’re not being careful. Teens are not aware that there will be consequences such as getting pregnant and catching a sexually transmitted disease (STD). When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the United States offers woefully inadequate education says Familyfirstaid (2004). The most common mistake a teen can make is thinking that their body is immune to STD’s. Chlamydia is a silent but deadly STD if not treated well and is one of the common one that teens can get and not even know, according to Chlamydia Quick Cure.

The chance of having unprotected intercourse can increase the chance to catch Chlamydia much faster and easier. According to Planned Parent Hood (2012), three million American women and men become infected with Chlamydia every year and is four times as common as gonorrhea, more than 30 times as common as syphilis, which is a chronic bacterial disease, and the most common among women and men under the years of 25. For every person with herpes, there are six with Chlamydia. Most teen lack to be aware that when catching...
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