Sexually Transmitted Diseases within Colleges

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Sexual transmitted diseases can be troublesome for everybody in life. A sexual transmitted disease (STD) or sexual transmitted infection (STI) is a disease or infection that is transmitted through any kind of sexual behavior. Some can be spread through the transfer of blood (Boudewyns, & Paquin, 3). It is especially problematic for students in college. Social and health problems tend to occur when young adults, in their undergraduate years in college, have unprotected sexual intercourse (Murray and Miller 1). College students are what will be making up society in the future; this is why STDs are such a serious threat. STDs do not discriminate. It can affect anybody. They need to be educated about STDs so they can be prevented. Unfortunately, it seems more college students are more concerned about the prevention of pregnancy, than of STDs (Murray and Miller 3). This is clearly a problem between the correlation of STDs and college students. The history of STDs is divided into three distinct sections through different periods of time. The first is the era of antiquity when if STDs did exist, no one was sure of what they were. The second was a period of about five-hundred years when such diseases could be identified, but almost nothing could be done to treat them. In the third, in the 20th century, medical professionals began to devise effective treatments for treating STDs and identifying/preventing different ways it spread (Plumb 1). Until about the 18th century, people had no idea there was more than one STD, and thought all were the same disease. The term for an STD was known as venereal disease (VD). The word “venereal” is from Venus, the Roman goddess of love (Talukdar 2). In ancient Egypt, dating back to about 1600 B.C, th... ... middle of paper ... ...illiam A. Halteman and Marla Stickle The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Aug., 1993), pp. 252-259. Web 6 Apr. 2014 Dooley, Camylle . "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Growing Problem for College Students." (2013): 1. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Elaridi, Frank. "College students overshare STDs." Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (2012):1- 3. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Murray, Steven, and Jessica Miller. "Birth Control and Condom Usage Among College Students." Department of Human Performance and Wellness and Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Mesa State College 25.1 (2000):1- 3. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Plumb, Brian. "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Historical Retrospect." (1997):1- 16. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Talukdar, Joy. "The History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases." University of Adelaide, School of Education. 1.3 (2012): 83-88. Web. 6 Apr. 2014.

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