STDs - Definitions / History / Statistics / Studies

Physician Comments – STDs and Sexual Activity

The dangerous effects of Sexually Transmitted Diseases easily outweigh the momentary benefits of premarital sexual intercourse / sexual contact.

As physicians, we encourage you to pause and seriously consider all the alternatives & consequences before you begin sexual involvement.  Right at 18.9 MILLION Americans were infected with STDs in the year 2000. Almost HALF of these (9.1 MILLION) are American youth between 15-24 years of age. Many of these people used condoms and thought they were “safe”.  If you are abstaining from sex outside marriage, we encourage you to continue to abstain.  If you are sexually active, we urge you to return to a state of sexual abstinence to guard your physical and emotional health, and to protect your future.