The scientists in the journal of the American Medical Association, estimate that the number of the untreated cases of gonorrhea. Perhaps the test detected dead bacteria from old untreated infections. The authors recommend routinely screening young adults and sexually active teens for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Turner’s team found 5.3 percent of male U.S. Army recruits had chlamydia infections. Only 0.6 percent of the recruits tested positive for gonorrhea, but 40 percent of them reported symptoms. Nearly two-thirds of all people with chlamydia or gonorrhea- the top two reported sexually transmitted diseases- go untreated because they have no symptoms, suggests a study out Wednesday. This article examines the findings of the study and warns that “left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can facilitate the spread of HIV and cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women and infertility in both sexes. Most of the new gonorrhea and syphilis cases were among gay men, although rates are climbing for women. There were more cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the United States last year than ever before, according to new federal
Using their views on the accessibility of birth control, Planned Parenthood has been educating teens in schools about being sexually active and the different Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) that students could put themselves at risk for (Who We Are, 2014). Teaching kids about sex in school as a mandatory course has some mixed reviews. Some parents think that is not ethical to bring intercourse to the thoughts of their children when they should be learning more from their core curriculums. On the other hand, teenagers are known to have sex regardless if it is to their parents knowledge or not and the parents find it okay to enlighten the child about this type of
In the novel Brave New World, author Aldous Huxley links sexual promiscuity and happiness by utilizing diction and imagery, proving that the only link sexual promiscuity has towards happiness is that it promotes a false sense of happiness.
In today’s modern society, sex education is seen as one of the seven plagues of Egypt. Let’s face reality, kids as young as 10 years old are having sex. According to the public health data, the chlamydia rate among teenagers have sky rocked by 80 per cent in the past two decades. Is this the result of ignorance or the lack of knowledge? In the article “The Sex Ed Revolution: a portrait of the powerful political bloc that’s waging war on Queen’s Park” by Nicholas Hune-Brown, published in Toronto Life magazine on September, 3, 2015 parents are opposed to the new sex education curriculum for various reasons. Religious and cultural beliefs plays a major part, while others believe the information will lead their kids to experiment. Children are
One of the most controversial matters of today is the HPV vaccine. While some individuals view the vaccine as a preventative measure, others view it as the cause of a variety of medical issues, as well as, a free pass to be promiscuous. New York Times’ personal health columnist Jane Brody addresses some of the alleged cons associated with the HPV vaccine in her article “The Underused HPV Vaccine”. Brody’s purpose in writing this article is to inform about the misconceptions about the vaccine and, ultimately, convince the adult readers that it is more beneficial to be vaccinated than harmful. Brody’s appeal to logic, application of ethos, and choice of diction effectively convinces the audience that the HPV vaccine should be utilized to their
When Planned Parenthood is brought up in conversation, people automatically associated their name with abortion services. However, Planned Parenthood provides a plethora of services ranging from women’s preventative healthcare to family planning service. In fact, Planned Parenthood prevents roughly 579,000 unintended pregnancies each year by offering a variety of pregnancy prevention options (Planned Parenthood, n.d.). Although I have never personally used the services offered by Planned Parenthood, being that I am a woman in a young age group that often struggles to find access to affordable health care, I have friends that are familiar with their services. I’ve also done some personal research myself in case I’m ever in a situation where
It is also important that we provide accurate and proven sexual classes to our students. More than 80% of Americans believe that a form of sexual education should be taught in schools.5 The majority of these people believe that this education should be focused on various forms of birth control. Currently the federal government provides funds for these evidence-based types of education through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and the Personal Responsibility Education Program. I will support programs that seek to expand funding for programs that teach a variety of birth control methods
I find that just preaching abstinence, as the only way to go is not effective sexual education. It’s key that we teach about birth control and Sexually Transmitted Infections as our society is becoming more sexually active so it’s important that they learn how to have safe sex. Planned Parenthood encourages its patients to make informed decisions and provide an environment where they feel comfortable to ask any questions. If people don’t practice safe sex, they are at risk of getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs). Through Planned Parenthood, they are able to come and receive STI testing at affordable prices and if needed, treatment. A perfect example is when a sexually active female college student feels as if she’s at risk for a STI, she is able to get tested at Planned Parenthood and receive treatment. College students are unable to afford healthcare so Planned Parenthood provides them with a clinic that they are able to afford and receive the care they need. Through the organization, they are also able to become further educated on safe sex and will take the necessary precautions in the future. College students will also see Planed Parenthood as a place where they can get their questions about sex
Imagine living in a world where proper sexual health care and education was unavailable. Imagine not being able to receive information about contraceptives or options for an unexpected pregnancy. Imagine the number of people with sexually transmitted diseases, exceeding the number of people who do not have them, because treatment for STD’s was unavailable. On average 2.7 million men and women visit Planned Parenthood each year, to receive health care, such as STD screening, numerous cancer screenings and various other programs that are available. Planned Parenthood among countless other HealthCare providers is one of the Nation’s leading providers of “high quality, affordable healthcare for women, men and young people, and also the largest provider of sex education”( Planned Parenthood at a glance). If the Federal government defunds Planned Parenthood millions of people will struggle to seek the proper health care attention they need. Numerous
Different communities and culture have different views related to sexual behavior and expectation. In some culture, a woman’s role is more conservative and restrictive
On a larger scale, a conservative “think tank” The Carter Center, works in advancing international human rights and ending suffering. A large part of what the members of the Carter Center work for is to improve education including sexual education. The founder of the Carter Center wrote a collection of papers for the Carter Center titled Promoting Positive and Healthy Behaviors in Children and included in this collection, a paper titled A Developmental Strategy for Lifelong Benefit was written by David A. Hamburg, a member of the Carter Center. His paper touched upon the essential requirements for child development and what education providers need to be teaching to guarantee that students have a healthy development. The Carter Center's beliefs that sexual
Sexuality has three assumptions to it 1. Sexuality of members 2. Institutions of society such as family, religion, 3. What is appropriateness or inappropriateness of sexual behavior with in the cultural it occurs in. Society and culture shapes human sexuality that is what is interesting to sociologists. There are several levels in societal influences as well on human sexuality which includes macro levels, society as a whole and ethnic groups which could have the impact of one’s sexuality.
The current sex epidemic is not about unwanted pregnancies and diseases (which both are huge problems, just not what I am talking about with this) but how willing people are to have sex with other people. This can have astounding consequences on people’s psyche, especially young women. The constant cycle of breakups, sex and emotional detachment can lead to depression, anxiety and a multitude of other things. It is also important to note that women who have more sexual partners also have a higher divorce rate. Divorces can lead to unhappy people, emotionally scarred children which then puts them at the same risk. It is important to talk about men in this too, when sex isn’t taken seriously men will typically use it to their advantage and sleep around more. This actually affects women more so than men because it directly impacts their self-esteem and can make them feel worthless, which makes them more vulnerable because they’re hurt and looking for solitude. Also, men naturally try to reproduce as much as possible which is why we as a society need to recognize how important intimacy is, to help keep people in place. How does this tie into abortion? Well the problems that are listed before are catalysts to why abortions happen. The emotional detachment from sex leads to lustful behaviour, which then leads to abortions and
Thesis Statement: Research has shown that comprehensive sexual education is the best way to educate and help teenagers about topics like sex, sexuality, gender and much more, unlike other biased and inaccurate methods like abstinence-only education.
Closing remark: It is vital to implement sex education programs that will encourage responsible sexual behavior and enhance reproductive health among