Hi Everyone, Let me first introduce myself to you and give you a little history of my background. I am a health care administrator. I graduated from New York University with a degree in Health Care Management. I have worked in Health Care facilities such as Cornell Medical, Columbia University and I am currently working in a practice that is affiliated with New York University. I have worked and continued to work in the field of Health Care for about 10+ years of exposure to all kinds of severe health related cases. I have also done volunteer work at Goldwater Memorial Hospital and moved from different departments that cater to reproduction, gynecology,
substance abuse cases,
children with autism and asbergers and other sub- departments.
I have seen from young individuals to older individuals encounter severe consequences with their health due to poor choice decisions when it comes to their health. My topic today will focus on practicing safe sex. There are hundreds of diseases that are out there that are contracted through not having protected sex. When I say "protected sex" I am referring to using condoms which is the safest way to have sex. Yes I understand that the condom can break, but it is 100% more safer than a woman on birth control.Most of the time when couples have sex, they are worried about getting pregnant. Live Case: A 16 year old girl is having sex with one guy and she thinks he is not cheating on her. She falls in love and becomes emotionally attached. She gets on birth control to prevent pregnancy. She trusts him 100% because she is in love with him. Her parents find out she is sexually active and seek assistance for a birth control method for pregnancy prevention.
The office does a thorough check with test administered for cultures and STD's including a pregnancy test. Her pregnancy test comes back negative, however, her STD test comes back positive for Chlamydia. Fortunately for her, this disease is treatable. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria that may cause pelvic infection and atypical pneumonia. It can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and can lead to ectopic pregnancy. Chlamydia is something that can live dormant in a male genitalia and he could not come up positive for but should be treated for it as well. Chlamydia can cause infertility in some cases. It can also be a sign of a relationship not being monogamous. I have a great concern for the youth and their practices of having safer sex for their health. Diseases are sometimes not so easily treatable and can have much more severe damage to the body. This affects both men and women.
So the question that needs to be answered is:
WHY ARE WE NOT PRACTICING SAFE SEX, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STD & AIDS EPIDEMIC…?