Std Pros And Cons

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
What’s the best way to prevent STDs? There is a controversy about which is the best and most effective method. Some say the best prevention is condoms. Others say the best prevention is abstinence. There are many different viewpoints for the “right” way to avoid the spreading of STDs. While great progress has been made in treating STDs, there remains much debate regarding the best strategy for the purpose of reducing transmission among teens and young adults-the groups most likely to contract STDs.
What is a STD?
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease. They can be caused by a wide assortment of viruses and bacteria. At this point in time, it appears that, on a global level, at least one in four persons will
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Vaccines have been developed to prevent the types of HPV that are most closely associated with increased cancer risks, though the vaccines are not without controversy. On February 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued an executive order that would require girls within the state to receive the HPV vaccine when beginning the sixth grade. One argument is that a mandate, a official order or commission to do something, removes parental authority. The difference is while Perry believes the HPV vaccine is no different from the polio vaccine, polio is transmitted through the breath, while HPV is transmitted by means of sexual intercourse. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates at least fifty percent of sexually active men and women will contract the human papillomavirus. In females some strains of HPV have been linked to cervical cancer. Pap smears have added the benefit of detecting pre-cancerous cells with causes other than HPV. The usefulness of the detection programs is enhanced by the long latency from HPV infection to…show more content…
The prevention of transmitting STDs has proven to be a controversial subject in the United States. The argument comes not from the objective of eliminating STDs, which everyone shares, but the differing strategies for arriving at that goal. The theory is that even mentioning condoms, much less admitting that they dramatically reduce the possibility of HIV infection, sends a “mixed message” about the worth and value of total abstinence up until marriage. Groups such as the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) state that avoiding sexual activity before marriage is the only surefire or secure method of protecting oneself from STDs. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the average age for Americans to lose their virginities is around 17 for both men and women. Critics of abstinence-only education do not deny the effectiveness of abstinence but question whether expecting young adults to avoid sex is a realistic
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