Sexual and Reproductive Health
Defined Sexual Health
-refers to the many factors that impact sexual function and reproduction. These include a variety of physical, mental and emotional factors. Disorders that effect any of these factors can impact a person's physical and emotional, as well as his or her relationship and self image.
FACTS ON SEXUAL HEALTH AROUNF THE WORLD
1.Every year three million teens- about 1 in 4 million sexually active teens get a Sexually Transmitted Disease. 2.Chlamydia is more common among teens than older women and men. 3.Teens have higher rates of gonorrhea than do sexually active men and women aged 20-44. 4.Some studies show that up to 15% of sexually transmitted diseases of sexually active teenage women are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) that is linked to cervical cancer.
SEXUAL ACTIVITY AMONG TEENS VARIES BY REGION
Premarital sex is common and appears to be on the rise in all parts of the world.
1.Youths degree of sexual intercourse experience: Studies of female youth suggest that 2- 11% of Asian women have had sexual intercourse by age 18. 2.12-44% of Latin American women by age 16.
3.45-52% of sub-Saharan African women by age 19.
ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY AND CHILD BEARING IS A MAJOR CONCERN
Adolescent pregnancy and child bearing are associated with a range of outcomes detrimental to teens sexual health, including complications of pregnancy, illegal or unsafe abortion and death.
1.15 million women ages 15-19 give her birth every year, 13 million in less developed countries. 2.33% of women from less developed countries give birth before the age of 20. 3.In developed countries, up to 10% of women give birth by the age of 20.
Sexual health in a sex saturated world like ours is more leaning to a female dominating issue.