Safe Sex Statistics


The safe sex statistics we are going to look at prove that safe sex is not practiced often enough among adults or teenagers. A few decades ago, teenagers learned about safe sex in school. If you will recall, the class was called “Health” in junior high school. The continuation class in senior high school was called “Sex Education.” Abstinence was a word most of the students understood the definition of, and actually practiced the act of abstaining from sex.

Safe Sex Statistics - Adults

There are several unwanted health risks that come with unsafe sex. Some of these include pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and pelvic infections that can lead to infertility. Even cervical cancer has been linked to unsafe sex as a result of the human papillomavirus. Let us look at safe sex statistics for adults. During the 1960’s and 70’s we all know sex was all about free love, therefore everyone seemed to be having unprotected sex. During the early 1980’s, HIV started rearing its ugly face and AIDS was the new “big scare.” People started to realize that orgies were not the best way to spend a Saturday evening. However, today in 2011 orgies have made a comeback along with sex clubs, swapping partners and promiscuous casual sex to make matters worse in the fight against unsafe sex practices. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the increase in sexually transmitted diseases has risen over thirty percent in the last five years. The CDC is able to track the percentage by the increase in sexually transmitted diseases among adults.

Safe Sex Statistics - Teenagers

Unfortunately, the safe sex statistics for teenagers is even grimmer than for adults. Every year ten percent of teenage girls ages fifteen to nineteen become pregnant. More than eighty percent of the girls under age seventeen that become pregnant and keep their baby end up on some type of social services. These teenage parents cost the United States over twenty billion dollars a year. Three million teenage girls and boys are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease every year. Forty-three percent of college age females end up with HIV over a three period, so basically by the time these young women graduate from college they are HIV positive.

Safe Sex Statistics - Conclusion

With all the different types of birth control and the readily available and affordable condoms, these statistics should be much lower especially among the adult population. However, if the schools and parents were more diligent about educating their teens about sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy perhaps even the safe sex statistics for teens would be lower.

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