Do our young people worry about getting STDs?
The answer to this question is a resounding NO! When you are young, you feel invulnerable, bullet proof, you think “it is not going to happen to me”.
The truth is that syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, HPV, HIV are all on the rise!
Syphilis and gonorrhea affect not only the woman, but also her fetus if she gets pregnant.
So it is very important that pregnant women be tested for STDs, as a part of their initial examination .
Most people are not ignorant about what causes these diseases, however they do not want to take responsibility. What is to blame or better yet who is to blame for this unwanted problem?
Multiple factors can be considered: alcohol consumption, peer pressure to be “progressive by participating in oral, and anal sex without using protection”. According to Jenny Higgins, Ph.D., some women consider themselves sexually progressive and consider themselves sexually afluent if they have anal sex. The truth of the matter is very sad, because the rectum lacks natural lubrication, the resulting tiny tears are perfect ports of entry for STDs. What is more deplorable and it angers me is that the inocent fetus has to pay the price. If a pregnant woman acquires syphilis and is not treated the result may be fetal death, premature labor and birth and/or congenital syphilis. So please everyone, protect yourselves and do not be “progressive”.