Pregnancy and STDs
America's Youth and Issues of Pregnancy and STDs
In America, the typical teenager is losing their virginity at 17 1/2 years old. Boys
are typically losing it one year before girls are. Teenage and adolescent girls are not getting pregnant as
often as they were in the nineteen nineties but American incidents of teenage pregnancy are at the top of the
western world and this therefore remains a top health issue in America. 1,000,000 teenage girls in America
become pregnant every year with 3/4 of those being unintended.
There has been an increase in abstinence, the use of condoms and birth control
pills. However, incidents of teenage sexually transmitted diseases remains shockingly high. 3,000,000-4,000,000
teenagers in America contract a STD every year. 50% of all new HIV contractions occur in people under twenty
five. Forty percent of HIV/AIDS infections in a recent study occurred through heterosexual sex and five percent
through drug related syringe use.
However, there has been an increase in the use of condom among young people. One
study shows that nearly all of fifteen to nineteen year old people that said they are having sex were noted as
reporting that they have used one type or more of birth control. Condoms were the most common method used (by
ninety four percent) and birth controls pills were second (sixty one percent) Condom use increased for high
school aged kids from fifty three percent to 63 percent in one recent study.
Pregnancy and STDs
Adolescents who are involved in unprotected sex are ignoring the necessities of a
safe and health sex life. Guardians and parents should educate their children on how to be safe, happy and
Condoms - A Mans Ally in Unwanted Pregnancy and STDS
Men condoms are most likely the most trouble-free and a most affordable form of
contraceptive known to people. It is a contraceptive gadget made out of latex; also of lambskin and
polyurethane. They are singly packaged and wrapped in foil. They also come in a wide rage of colors, sizes,
shapes and flavors.
The most commonly availed condoms come with a reservoir tip, where there is a tiny
space located at the tip to reduce the chances of them being broken. However, there are also the non reservoir
tip condoms which are totally cylindrical in shape; have the right form and take on the contours of the penis
down from the base while being a little enlarged at the front. Condoms also come with accessories to augment the
sensation of your partner while having sexual intercourse. These condoms come in various styles. There is the
studded style wherein condoms are studded; the ribbed, which have raised or lifted lines next to the shafts; and
the specially shaped contraceptive devices which have pouch-like enlargements right close to the tip.
Allergies To Certain Materials
While for those having allergies to rubber latex, the lambskin as well as the
polyurethane condoms are suggested. The lambskin condoms appear much thinner and have a longer shelf life as
when compared to latex; while polyurethane condoms are inclined to break and be more costly. So, it would be
better if you and your partner will make use of the latex condoms for your sexual pleasures. And while most of
the condoms come with lubricants which can be by water or oil; they can all assure you that there shall be less
friction and breakage. So, if you are inclined to be active in very dynamic sexual activities, the lubricants
which are water-based are the ones you should use. This is because oil lubricants might just lessen the
elasticity of your latex condoms if used. And what happens is there might be a slip-off.
For those who have sensitivity to lubricants, there are the non-lubricated condoms.
They have very little amounts of nonoxynol-9, a spermicidal compound known to be effective in the prevention of
unwanted pregnancy although there are recent studies which show that it may not actually be very effective as
the other compounds in the prevention of AIDS or the HIV infection.
Benzocaine, on the other hand, numbs the penis and allows for a more prolonged
erection, extending and putting the sexual activity to hype and therefore prolonging the sexual satisfaction and
pleasures of your partner. While there are several reports of being favorable when used; there are also some who
do not agree with the claimed features of these condoms.
How To Use
First and foremost, the best way to avoid the condom from sticking when you roll it
is by using and dusting some cornstarch on it. They are then slipped onto the men erect private organ. Remember
though that the condoms must be taken off right away so as to prevent leakage or slip-off that might possibly
cause a pregnancy or transmission of unwanted sexual diseases. Although there are some people who disagree in
using condoms and prefer to do things naturally.