SEX ED

Since 1981, more than 750,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in the U.S.

(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

85% of students ages 18-24 say they never use condoms when they have sexual intercourse.

(Source: Smarter Sex Survey)

Nearly two-thirds of all STDs occur in people younger than 25 years old.

(Source: National Institutes of Health)

In the United States, more than 65 million people are currently living with an incurable STD.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

More than one in five Americans are infected with genital herpes.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

At least one-half of all NEW HIV infections are estimated to be among those under the age of 25.

(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

In women, chlamydial infections may result in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is the major cause of infertility.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Some STDs are becoming more resistant. Overall, 20.9% of (gonorrhea cases) collected in 2001 by the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP) were resistant to penicillin, tetracycline or both.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Some untreated STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is responsible for more than 15% of all cases of female infertility among American women.

(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

Laboratory studies have demonstrated that latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to particles the size of STD pathogens.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

A recent New England Journal of Medicine study found among newly sexually active women, consistent condom use by their partners appears to reduce the risk of cervical and vulvovaginal HPV infection.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

One-third of sexually active people get a sexually transmitted disease before the age of 25.

(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

One-quarter of those living with HIV don’t know they have it.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

There are more than 3 million unintended pregnancies each year.

(Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)

30% of young women become pregnant by the age of 20.

(Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)

Condoms are a highly reliable method of birth control when used properly. On average, they are up to 98% effective.

As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) … (Goes on with details about two types of transmission. Kind of gross, but you can look it up if you want to at www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/latex.htm).

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