We cannot hide behind the fact that less and less young people nowadays want to become parents. Demographic winter seems like an impending scenario in this rhythm, but the good news is that society can act fast in order to prevent it. Also, sexual immorality is such a thriving aspect in our world, which raises the possibility of infection with STD’s.
Grubb, who is the author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for adolescent barrier protection during sex, is one of those people worried about the risk of infection with STD’s.
Teenagers seem to represent the main problem
Grubb also points out how teenagers treat the problem of infection with STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases). She manifested her concern by saying:
“Adolescents are spontaneous and impulsive, and they take risks,”
“I’ve heard so many teens tell me that they don’t need contraception or they don’t need condoms because they don’t plan on being sexually active. And then a couple weeks later they’re back in the office and we’re running a pregnancy test or we’re testing for sexually transmitted infections.”
But things are even more worrying, as the same scientist said that teenagers and young adults account for over 50% of new STI diagnoses, despite the fact that they represent only about 25% of the sexually active population.
Luckily enough, there are plenty of ways to remove the infection risk with STD’s. External condoms, internal condoms, and dental dams are among the new guidelines for keeping your body healthy after having sex.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is perhaps the most dangerous disease that someone can catch after having unprotected sex. Over time, HIV causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which failure of the immune system allows life-threatening infections and cancers to thrive. In the absence of treatment, average survival time after getting infected with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype.
The new study has been published recently in the journal Pediatrics.