It is important for adolescence to protect themselves from STD's.
Sexually transmitted diseases or STD's, as we know them, are infectious diseases that spread through sexual contact and open wounds
Almost 50% of STDs are reported in young adults between the age of 19 and 24. One main reason for this is that adolescents frequently have unprotected sex. Also, they are biologically more likely to develop an infection. Adolescents are less likely to use health care services that could provide them with information on how to protect themselves against STI. Adolescents may face peer pressure to have sex. They need to understand that they can resist pressure and saying no today is better than doing something they might regret tomorrow. Emphasis is to be laid on practicing safe sex.
Ways to protect yourself from STDs:
All forms of sexual contact carry a risk. Prevention is always better than cure. Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases is very crucial. One can reduce the risk of getting STI by taking certain precautions and practicing safe behavior. Adolescents need to be taught about safe sex before they become sexually active. The best advice to teens is to delay sexual activity until they are adults. The younger a person is when they begin to have sex for the first time, the more susceptible they are to STIs. A mutually exclusive sexual relationship with an uninfected partner and the use of contraceptives can effectively prevent STI.
Special Thanks to Dr. Pradnya Changede [M.B.B.S, M.S. (Obstetrics And Gynecology), C.P.S, D.G.O, F.C.P.S, F.I.C.O.G, I.B.C.L.C.] for the expert advice.