Adolescent sexuality, STI’s and HPV

Show simple item record Naidoo, Anusha 2018-09-27T09:26:36Z 2018-09-27T09:26:36Z 2018
dc.description.abstract Adolescence refers to the transitional phase of physical and psychological development that occurs from puberty to adulthood. This phase includes a desire for autonomy and an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviours, making adolescents particularly vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases. The Youth Risk Behaviour Surveillance Systems trend from 1991 to 2015 reports a decrease in the rate of sexual activity from 54% to 41% and the rate of sex with more than four partners from 19% to 12%.1,2 In the United States, approximately 5 to 10% of teens identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.3,4 Youth from 15 to 24 years of age account for a disproportionate number of new sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and approximately 25% of sexually active adolescent females have had a sexually transmitted infection.5,6 In South Africa young women between the ages of 15 and 24 years made up 37% of new HIV infections in 2016.7 Improvement of adolescent sexual behaviour should be one of the primary goals of the 21st century. This includes providing protection from sexually transmitted diseases, improvement of contraception compliance and the correct use of mass media. South Africa’s commitment to this is shown in one of the millennium development goals to combat HIV and other diseases. The World Health Organization also identifies adolescent health as a worldwide priority en_ZA
dc.description.department Obstetrics and Gynaecology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, A. 2018, 'Adolescent sexuality, STI’s and HPV', Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 5-9. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1027-9148
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher In House Publications en_ZA
dc.rights In House Publications en_ZA
dc.subject Adolescent en_ZA
dc.subject Treatment en_ZA
dc.subject Sexually transmitted infection (STI) en_ZA
dc.subject Human papillomavirus (HPV) en_ZA
dc.title Adolescent sexuality, STI’s and HPV en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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