Sexual Risk Behavior: HIV, STD, & Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors that can result in unintended health outcomes. For example, among U.S. high school students surveyed in 2013•46.8% had ever had sexual intercourse•34.0% had had sexual intercourse during the previous 3 months, and, of these 40.9% did not use a condom the last […] Read more »

Tennessee Department of Health says Parents need to discuss Sexually Transmitted Diseases with their Children

Sex. It’s a difficult topic for many parents to discuss with their children, but those conversations may save a life or prevent pain and suffering from a sexually transmitted disease. “There are more than 20 sexually transmitted diseases and while all are preventable, not all are curable,” said Carolyn Wester, […] Read more »

HPV Vaccination Does Not Alter Sexual Behavior

A recent survey has found that girls between the ages of 15 and 19 who have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are no more likely to engage in riskier sexual behavior than those girls who were not vaccinated. The report published in the January issue of The American […] Read more »