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Condoms, STDs, & Pregnancy

- During the 1980s, efforts increased to alert the public to the dangers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and unintended pregnancy, yet these problems have increased. Adolescents and young adults have been especially hard hit. Pregnancy and birth rates among teenagers are at their highest levels in two decades. Research has demonstrated that consistent condom use is an effective way to prevent the transmission of HIV and other STDs and in the prevention of pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Case Study on Aids and Condoms

- Case Study on Aids and Condoms The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly throughout India and Brazil. Due to the differences in culture and political policies, these two countries are attacking the AIDS epidemic problem in two totally different ways. On one hand, Brazil plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for teaching public AIDS awareness mainly to married women and Carnival goers. In comparison, India's government has identified specific targets of their society in order to reach the public and spread the information about AIDS awareness....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Advertising Durex Condoms in Egypt

- Advertising and promotion: Egypt ranks very high among developing countries, with 324 radios per 1,000 people, 122 television sets per 1,000, and 40 newspapers per 1,000. However, high costs of broadcast media advertising present a major obstacle, even when regulations prohibiting advertising for pharmaceuticals are waived. Some broadcast contraceptive advertising did appear for government and NGO services, but not commercial services. Pharmacies depend instead on outdoor signs, reaching limited audiences....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Marketing Condoms to Teens is Ethical and Necessary

- Is it ethical to market condoms to teenagers. Advertising catches the attention of everyone – both young and old – but seeking to “feast” on the most vulnerable – the young. With the young seeking adventure and wanting to learn and become experienced, they are captured by everything they see and hear, whether the information is ethical or unethical. Over the years, sex has become an important part of the media through advertising and sales in a world where sex is important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American children will view an estimated 360,000 advertisements that have sexual innuendos on television before graduating from high school....   [tags: Teen Sex]

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Sexual Behaviors of Street Workers

- Survey was carried out in Padua, North-East Italy between January 2001 and January 2004 among 98 female street sex workers to determine knowledge of STIs and condom use. This study revealed that majority (40) participants were in the age group of 21-23 years. 35 participants were started their sexual profession in the age of 15 and 18 years and 36 after the age of 18 years. 60 participants were using a condom at every time. The younger girls used a condom less frequently than the elder girls. Majority (85%) of participants did not use a condom with non-paying partners....   [tags: survey, std, condoms, ]

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Condom Hunt

- Contraception Condom Hunt 1. Location of store and Location of Condoms Wal-Mart store # 1081 3570 SW Archer Road Gainesville Fl, 32608 • The store is located in Butler Plaza next to gator mania. From the UF campus if you take North South Drive and make a right onto Archer Road and then another left into Butler Plaza you will easily see the Wal-Mart logo. • When you enter the store, just keep straight past the customer service desk and make a sharp left. Go past all the registers and the DiGorno freezers with all the pizzas in it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Male Condom and It's Use

- Male Condom and It's Use [IMAGE] [IMAGE] [IMAGE] What is a male condom. [IMAGE] * A male condom is a thin sheath that covers the penis during intercourse and is made of one of the following materials: * Rubber (latex) * Plastic (polyurethane);the best alternative for people allergic to latex * Lambskin · Male condoms can vary greatly in color, size, amount of lubrication and amount of spermicide....   [tags: Papers]

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Choosing A Contraceptive

- Choosing A Contraceptive A Reprint from FDA Consumer Magazine Printed December 1993. This reprint contains revisions made in December 1993. This article originally appeared in the September 1993 FDA Consumer. PUBLICATION NO. (FDA) 94-1213 Choosing a method of birth control is a highly personal decision based on individual preferences, medical history, lifestyle, and other factors. Each method carries with it a number of risks and benefits of which the user should be aware....   [tags: Papers]

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AIDS In Africa Speech

- AIDS In Africa Speech Africa continues to dwarf the rest of the world in how the region has been affected by AIDS. Africa is home to 70% of the adults and 80% of the children living with HIV in the world. According to the UNAIDS report, the estimated number of newly infected adults and children in Africa reached 3.5 million at the end of 2001. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa will not be stopped with drugs and "abstinence only" education, Sex education and condom availability are required for this battle....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Birth Control

- We have all heard sad stories of unwanted teenage pregnancies. There are the girls who drop out of school to care for babies they did not really want, having to work to support their unexpected new "families." There are the guys who marry before they are ready and perhaps to wives they would not otherwise have married-so often these marriages end in divorce. Most tragic of all, though, are the children who grow up knowing that they were not wanted in the first place, knowing that they were more a burden to their parents than a joy even before they were born....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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Birth Control Availibilty

- Some believe contraceptives should be available at cost to those who can afford them, available to legal adults who cannot, and/or available to students through public schools. Some religious traditions, based on their view of reproduction, oppose birth control availability for everyone. There are religious traditions that oppose women's autonomy, and as such, are especially opposed to contraceptives for women. Some who oppose sex outside of marriage believe that distribution of condoms in schools encourages adolescent sexual activity....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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Explaining a controversy

- Why is sex education such a controversy in this world. Well, some people think that sex education should not even be taught in school because they think it is the parent’s issue to deal with and not the schools. Some of the same people think that when schools have sex education courses that teach about sex and hand out condoms to protect kids, that the schools are telling kids it is okay to have sex. Some schools are now even putting sex programs in their schools so kids will have somewhere else to go about problems dealing with sex....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adult Behavior Patterns that Contribute to the Spread of AIDS/HIV

- Introduction It is during the ages of 18 and 24 that time of life that many adults are sexually active but not always in monogamous relationships. It is a time of life when one can easily contract either AIDS or another STD due to behavior. Young adults are working during the day and doing their socializing at night, and this socializing almost always includes substances such as alcohol and drugs to help alter their mood, or judgments. Thus causing the person to become easily overcome with doing “what feels right” and not “what is safe or will protect them.” Behavior is key in controlling AIDS....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Knowledge of AIDS

- Condom Use and the Accuracy of AIDS knowledge Across Africa, the HIV virus has spreaded mostly through sexual intercourse. The healthcare professionals and researchers are trying to find out if people are most likely to take precaution in protecting themselves from the virus by using condoms. Their main focus was in the southern and eastern parts of Africa, where 1 in 4 adults are HIV positive. A Demographic and Health Survey was done in 1994 and revealed that “92% of men and 80% of women” were able to mention at least one method that HIV is contracted; through sexual transmission....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Manix Study Case

- I. Manix’s origins For a few years, in addition to its contraceptive use, another role of the condom has been added: to protect against sexually transmitted diseases, especially AIDS. But the fact is that only one brand became a leader on the French market: Durex. And this, without any advertising; because in 1987; the French law bans advertisement about male condom. However, thirty years after the appearance of Durex, another brand of condoms establishes itself in France. Name: Manix. Designer: Degan laboratories....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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Protecting Our Children from Protection

- Protecting Our Children from Protection The distribution of condoms in schools is becoming a prevalent and controversial issue among people of all ages. In some schools, teenagers can walk into the school nurse’s office and ask for a condom and the nurse will provide them with their free protection, a few pamphlets explaining the dangers of unprotected sex and be sent on their way. Other schools provide a small counseling session for the student who asks for the condom. Condom distribution is a subject that has been debated by the moral majority for sometime....   [tags: social issues]

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Gendering of Contraception

- Gendering of Contraception Would you like to be on the receiving end of a snakeskin condom. Men and women have been using birth control for thousands of years. Typically though if you look to the past there has been a big difference in how and why contraception was used for the opposite sexes. Focus on actual birth control in history was mainly up to the woman, while men's contraception was focused on preventing disease. This can be taken back to one of the earliest known uses of the condom....   [tags: Women's Health, Health, Birth Control]

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AIDS and the Catholic Church

- AIDS and the Catholic Church As the AIDS epidemic in the United States advanced into the 1990s, it became clear that AIDS had a new target population. AIDS was no longer strictly a gay disease but was leaking into the general heterosexual population as well. Moreover, as the decade progressed, new cases of HIV infection were being increasingly identified in poor, minority communities. While the focus of the AIDS epidemic shifted from the high-profile male homosexual population to poor, minority communities, political activism and financial support for the fight against AIDS also began to decline....   [tags: HIV Religion Christianity Essays]

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Birth Control: Past and Present

- Contraceptive techniques have been traced back to Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The modern movement of birth control began in Great Britain where the writings of Thomas Robert Malthus stirred interest in the problem of overpopulation. The first birth control was founded in 1878 in Amsterdam by a woman called Aletta Jacobs. Aletta and Margaret Sanger were advocates of birth control so they were trying to develop clinics and promote birth control. In 1914, Margaret Sanger was arrested for publishing information about birth control in her magazine Women Rebel....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents in South Africa

- Policy Brief: HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents in South Africa Heterosexual intercourse among adolescents is the primary method of HIV transmission in South Africa, with the majority of new infections occurring in the 21 – 25 year age group. An HIV-prevention campaign promoting abstinence among young people would seem to be an effective barrier to further infections. However, a policy promoting abstinence approaches the problem only superficially, and would not take into account all of the factors driving adolescents to engage in sexual relations, specifically unprotected sex, in the first place....   [tags: HIV in Africa]

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Understanding Birth Control Options

- All women and men should have control over if and when they become parents. Making decisions about birth control, or contraception, is not easy - there are many things to think about. Learning about birth control methods you or your partner can use to prevent pregnancy and talking with your health care provider are two good ways to get started. There is no "best" method of birth control. Each method has its own pros and cons. Some methods work better than others do at preventing pregnancy. Researchers are always working to develop or improve birth control methods....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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HIV And AIDS Prevention

- Summary: The first national, co-ordinated AIDS education campaign was not launched until 1988, since then there has been an increase in trying to educate all people in the United States about HIV and AIDS prevention. Unfortunately, the number of infections has not seen much decline and actually some rise in the number of infections in the past decade within two specific groups: young gay men and young women of color. Trojan is one the most commonly known and recognized brands for presenting pregnancy and disease....   [tags: Disease]

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An Argument for Abstinence

- An Argument for Abstinence Normally when the word abstinence is mentioned people automatically assume you are religious or just boring, but that's not always the case. Why in today's society when STD prevention and contraceptives are so advanced would anyone think of waiting to have sex. Although it's safer to use a condom that not to, there is still no guarantee that you won't contract an STD or even fall pregnant, the only 100% safe method is abstinence. An argument for abstinence is: If a friend asked you to walk over a bridge which dropped every hundredth person to their death, would you take the risk....   [tags: Papers]

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Gambling With Genital Herpes

- Gambling With Genital Herpes Did you know that there is no proof that condoms really reduce the risk of getting genital herpes. Many young adolescents don’t even understand what genital herpes really is or how you can get genital herpes. Young adolescents should know what the symptoms are if you get infected with a sexually transmitted disease such as genital herpes. Did you know that there is no cure for genital herpes and it is a life long disease. Treatments yet alone are way too expensive for young adolescents to afford....   [tags: Sexually Transmitted Disease STD]

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Birth Control

- What exactly is birth control. Birth control means things that can be done to ensure that pregnancy only happens if and when wanted. Nowadays there are a great variety of ways to assure birth control. However, there is only one way that can be considered 100 percent secure. The more it is known about birth control options, the better chances of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy and reducing the risks of getting a sexually transmitted disease, including AIDS. The only guaranteed option of birth control is abstinence....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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- AIDS HIV and/or AIDS is a life threatening disease that is affecting society today. It is a serious epidemic that is threatening millions of lives around the world. A person can become HIV infected thorough the sharing syringes or through vaginal or anal sex, one does not become infected from the air as some might think. It is infected through the blood. Testing positive for human immunodefiency virus or HIV, means that you carry the antibodies, you can be HIV infected and not have AIDS, AIDS occurs in later stage of infection....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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Artificial Contraception

- There are many forms of artificial contraception. I am going to discuss some of those forms and the Church’s opinion. Condoms, or rubbers, are shaped like a balloon and are made of a special kind of rubber. Condoms prevent sperm from reaching the cervix. They are placed over the male’s erect penis before intercourse. They are 80-90% effective. No prescription is needed to use them. They protect against STD’s. They are more protective in preventing AIDS, then preventing pregnancy. They are not fully effective because they can break, have defects, be slippery, or it can be too old....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Impact Of Birth Control

- The aspect of sex and the use of birth control were touchy issues in the early 20th century. Sex was only for married couples that wanted to have children. The idea of sex before marriage was crazy. Because of all the beliefs about sex being only for procreation and not for pleasure birth control was not needed. There was one major event and one key person who are responsible for making the use of birth control acceptable in America. The major event being World War I. In World War I there was a lot of usage of whore houses by the French and English soldiers....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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- AIDS Invades Rural America AIDS has been a problem in the United States for many years now. However, many people view victims of AIDS as homosexuals or drug users; this is no longer the case. AIDS is now being spread through teenagers in rural America. Many problems have arisen from the increasing number of victim in smaller America cities where hospitals and doctors are not able to provide suffienct treatment because of a lack of funding and experience. Also, the young adults that have no contracted the virus are victims of emotional and verbal abuse, because small-town America is not used to dealing with the AIDS virus....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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AIDS In Africa

- AIDS in Africa Spreading rampant throughout the African continent, AIDS is killing any and all who cross its path. “As the death toll from AIDS recedes in America, Africa is reeling from an epidemic of Biblical proportions. South of the Sahara, AIDS is worse than anywhere else in the world, and this catastrophe is transforming the continent forever” (Schoofs part 5). Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS “is a virus that weakens the immune system and subjects the patient to opportunistic diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis....   [tags: Disease Research Papers AIDS]

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HIV/AIDS in Prisons and Jails

- In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison.      Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive measures has resulted in a degree of polarization which has hindered progress towards implementation of effective prevention measures....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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Bush donate a buck to the Africa

- AIDS IN AFRICA: Mission Control - Pres. Bush's plan to triple US spending on fighting AIDS in Africa President Bush's new $15 billion AIDS-fighting initiative for Africa will triple U.S. spending on the crisis. It is a "work of mercy," says Bush-a mission-one undertaken by a "blessed country" that recognizes its moral responsibility to help the wretched of the earth. It's no surprise that Bush speaks of the plan in the language of religious mission. He himself is a believer, and his decision to commit massive resources to the African catastrophe reportedly was influenced by his meeting with evangelical Christian leaders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Pressures of Having Sex

- The Pressures of Having Sex Reminiscing about my high school days I can remember the pressure there was to have sex. Within the male high school community, having sex was a “right of passage”. As we all know this attitude was very wrong. There are many issues that affect young people these days. One of these one in three sexually active people will have contracted an STD. The numbers about other birth control methods don’t lie either. Eight to nine percent of adolescents used a condom always for STD prevention and seventeen percent used a condom to prevent contraception....   [tags: Papers]

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Prostitution Should be Legalized

- During the 1700s, New York and Boston women began soliciting their bodies to soldiers stationed in the large cities. These women were mostly European immigrants who were looking for money to support themselves. Prostitution rose in these cities due to rapid urbanization, and an expansion of the male population. So, you may be thinking, “prostitution is illegal and evil, right?” Well, you are correct, but in my opinion, only by the standards of which you have been living in, which is that prostitution is illegal, and therefore, “risky business.” In my hometown of Elko, Nevada, population thirty-five thousand, prostitution is legal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Benefits of AIDS Education

- Thesis:  This paper will illustrate the benefits of AIDS education by discuss the nine characteristics of effective HIV education curricula, community HIV programs and parent involved HIV programs. Almost all the states in America promote some form of sexuality and HIV education through mandates or recommendations.  According to an article entitled "Sexuality Education in American Public Schools," 47 states require or encourage teaching about human sexuality, and 48 states require or encourage instruction about HIV/AIDS.  Although these statistics suggest that sexuality and AIDS education is widely available in American schools, the quality and comprehensiveness of this education can vary co...   [tags: AIDS in America]

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Against Condoms in School Debate Paper

- Against Condoms in School Debate Paper USING CONDOMS IN SCHOOL – CLEARLY NOT A GOOD PLAN In a large amount of schools across America, this has become a disturbing trend. Schools are handing out condoms to kids. This is wrong on so many fronts that I cannot even begin to name them. The fact that people argue this fact astounds me. I cannot believe this action was even considered. I will name a few points that I believe are the most prominent and powerful arguments for my case. Firstly, the free condoms DO encourage kids to have sex....   [tags: social issues]

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Condom Distribution

- Condom Distribution Condom distribution to adolescents has always been a very controversial subject. Margaret Pruitt Clark display's her views on this issue in her short essay entitled, "Condom Availability Promotes Health, Saves Lives." Clark has many good points about distributing condoms to adolescents and the reasons that these types of measures should be taken. I agree with many of her proposals but do not believe that the school environment is the right place to do this. The threat of HIV, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among adolescents, has become a life threatening issue and measures should be taken....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Using a Condom

- The Importance of Using a Condom In a recent study performed at the University of New Orleans by Dr. Bruce M. King, only 20% of men reported using a condom consistently, while only 50% reported using protection with a new partner. The results of condom use or lack there of is clear: ? 2/3 of all STIs occur in people 25 years of age or younger ? By the age of 24, 1 in 3 sexually active people will have contracted an STI ? In 2000, 15- to 19-year-old women had the highest rate of gonorrhea compared to all other age categories....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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How to Protect Yourself and have Safe Sex

- How to Protect Yourself and have Safe Sex The purpose of this paper is to give people information on the advantages, disadvantages and different forms of safe sex. This paper is done for the purpose of preventing STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), not for the purpose of birth control. This gives you different ways to still enjoy sex as you normally would, but with some different and somewhat unusual changes. Some may find this appealing and some may find it hideous. The options are up to you; I am just giving you other alternatives....   [tags: Papers]

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Sexuality and Teens

- Sexuality is everywhere; it bounces recklessly back and forth in the teenage subconscious. Sneaking into the little everyday tasks, In a society where sex is becoming more and more common in the media it is still considered a fairly taboo topic, especially when it comes to teens. By nature we are a very curious and inquisitive The debate continues between abstinence-plus (comprehensive) sex education and abstinence-only sex education. Whether we should promote abstinence while teaching about contraceptives, condoms, and STD’s; or if we should teach abstinence only, avoiding the topic of birth control and condoms while discussing STD’s only as the reason to abstain from sex....   [tags: Sexuality, sex education, argumentative, persuasiv]

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President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

- Bush wanted to resolve global issues rather than domestic issues at hand, at the expense of America’s taxpayers’ money. His program, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, was designed to help lower the AIDS/HIV infection rates in Africa by providing condoms, antiretroviral drugs, and programs for abstinence and fidelity. In the beginning, the outlook seemed to show a promising potential but once it boiled down to the details, it crumbled apart. For the first two years of the program, Bush did not purchase the low-cost, generic fixed-dose combinations of antiretroviral drugs but instead bought brand-name, double the price of generic drugs, multi-drug regimens....   [tags: abstinence, weapons, Bush]

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The Causes and Effects of Unsafe Sex

- Introduction The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the topic of the causes and effects of unsafe sex in teenagers. Specifically, it will discuss causes, including media and peers, and some effects, including sexually transmitted diseases, (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy. Teenagers who practice unsafe sex are playing with a time bomb that could go off at any time. With the advent of easily accessible birth control and condoms, there are no more excuses for practicing unsafe sex that can cause an unwanted pregnancy or even death by disease....   [tags: cause and effect essays, teen pregnancy, teen sex]

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Contraception “WHICH ONE?”

- Contraception “WHICH ONE?” There are many forms of contraception. Contraception is a form of birth control. Although, some methods of contraception also protect from STD‘s (sexual transmitted diseases). How well birth control works depends on a number of factors. These include medical conditions, or are people taking any drugs prescribed or not. Whether it is convenient, or if it causes any side effects. The main forms of contraception in order of the most commonly used through out the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Poverty in South Africa

- Poverty is one of the greatest problems facing South Africa. South African families live in very unsatisfactory conditions. The South African government works hard to bring down the rate of poverty but it also seems to increase as they try. The majority of the South African people are unemployed or else the breadwinner of the family looses the job or dies. In that situation the family has nobody to provide them with the basic needs of life. The children have no money to go to school and that alone increases the rate of poverty as it is known to everybody that if u is uneducated, you have no good chances of getting a well paying job that will sustain you for the rest of your life....   [tags: Essays on Poverty]

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Should Condoms Be Given in Schools

- Each year there are many unwanted babies born, or even worse aborted in this country. Many which are born to young people with little or no education about condom use and sex. With a little education about condom use and safe sex many of these unnecessary pregnancies could be prevented. Many parents do not educate their children about sex; therefore the burden usually falls on the schools. Condoms should definitely be readily available in the school system, along with a Sex Education program that includes how and why to use condoms properly....   [tags: condoms, schools, sex education,]

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Why High Schools Should Provide Condoms and Sexual Education for Students

- My research paper is about why high schools should provide condoms for students, along with comprehensive sexual education programs. I hope to enlighten the reader about sexual education in high school by answering these questions: How will providing condoms keep students safe. Will sexual education benefit kids. And finally, did not having sex ed affect the generation before us. My view is that most teens are going to have sex, it’s natural and instinctual, but making teens less ignorant about sex and provide them with a way to practice safer sex will result in less teenage pregnancies, STDs, and smarter choices regarding sex....   [tags: sexual education, condoms, youth]

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Should Condoms Be Legalized?

- Condoms in correctional facilities were first issued in the state of Vermont in around 1987. Issuance of condoms has been a bill that has been in parliament for a while. There are states, which allow condoms to be issued in prisons like New York, Washington, D.C. and Mississippi. There are states that had not legalized this bill into law like California, which they recently did. There was a worry that there could have been an increase in the spread of HIV in prisons hence the move to issue condoms in prisons....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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Distribution of Condoms in Schools

- The topic of distributing condoms in high schools had caused a great deal of debate over the last decade. Those that favor condom distribution say that distributing them will ensure teenagers practice safe sex, and the rate of teenage pregnancy will decline dramatically. Those that are against distributing condoms, say that giving them out will encourage early sexual activity and promote the idea that premarital sex is okay. What about letting parents help kids make decisions about their futures....   [tags: Sex]

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Is Condoms A Bad Thing?

- Limbaugh claims that distributing condoms in school is a bad thing to do. Limbaugh is against passing out condoms in school. On the other hand, his opponent’s claim young people are going to be promiscuous and there’s no way to prevent it, in return they need to be supplied with a safe barrier to protect themselves. Limbaugh wonders whose theory says “The youth are going to engage in it no matter what, there’s no way to prevent it.” Limbaugh states, why only apply that reasoning to sexual relations....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Spreading the Usage of Condoms: Preventing or Inviting?

- Based on the data by United Nation AIDS (UNAIDS), the spread of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia was the fastest in Southeast Asia and most of them caused by sexual intercourse. One of the ways to decrease the number of this case is by using condom in sexual intercourse, which is called safe sex. Then, to celebrate the World AIDS day on 1 December, Ministry of Health made a program named Condom National Week as a campaign to spread the usage of condom by giving free condoms and information about HIV/AIDS to couples and young generation in several cities....   [tags: AIDS-HIV, sex education]

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Mandatory Condoms Free Of Charge And Without The Spread Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( Stds )

- In the mid-1990s, 400 Secondary school throughout the United States (U.S.) introduced a program that enabled students to easily obtain condoms. The intention of this initiative was to reduce the number of unwanted teenage pregnancies and stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), including HIV. In Seattle, Washington State, condoms were available in school health centres. Students could obtain condoms free of charge and without the need for parental consent. The condoms were located in baskets next to pamphlets on condom use, HIV and abstinence....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Various Options of Birth Control and Their Effectiveness

- ... If used incorrectly your chances of getting pregnant increase by 14 percent. It is not as effective as breastfeeding. Spermicide is not as available as condoms , but it can still obtained over the counter. No doctor is needed, but since there is so many adverse and warning with the product a care provider should be involve. It can cause an increase chance to obtaining sexually transmitted disease. Frequent physical checks are recommended. A nurse needs to make sure patient reads the label to know what to do before applying....   [tags: cost, hormones, condoms]

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Teaching Teenagers About Safe Sex

- For many years now, individuals in all states have been attempting to teach teenagers about safe sex. Administrators have designed special classes and foundations worldwide in order to help out with this subject. As said by K4Health, “The term ‘condom’ first appeared in print in 1717, in an English publication on syphilis, although its origin still remains uncertain” (Stryker). The reason why schools should be giving teenagers condoms is because most teenagers do not tell their parents that they are sexually active....   [tags: school, education, condoms]

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Should Birth Control Be Available to Teenage Girls?

- Birth control is not available to teenage girls without a parents consent, yet condoms are. In this paper I will be telling you about why I think teenage girls SHOULD be able to get birth control without their parent’s permission. Now first off I want to say that I’m not over here supporting teen sex, and I do understand that most people think that if you’re going to have sex in the first place, you should be able to ask for help and protection when you need it. I do agree with that, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still going to happen....   [tags: parents consent, condoms]

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Birth Control: IUD Insertion and Removal

- ... The Mirena is almost identical to the ParaGard there are just a few slender differences. The Mirena is a birth control which is used for up to five years, and unlike the ParaGard, you need to use condoms for seven days after it is inserted. Mirena contains a low dose of the hormone progestin. The benefits of Mirena consist of a smaller amount of menstrual cramps, it can be used while breastfeeding, and is less likely to discontinue working while other medications are being taken. Mirena side effects may include headaches, lower abdominal or back pain, infection, perforation, acne, breast tenderness, breakthrough hemorrhage, infection, periods may possibly discontinue after one year of us...   [tags: pills, condoms, side effects]

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Should Teens Have Parental Consent to Receive Birth Control?

- As we see in the world today many teens are becoming mothers before they finish high school or before they turn 18. Although some teens are on birth control already many are not because they are afraid to tell their parents which may lead to their parents thinking they are sexually active. Moreover, teens usually find themselves in a professional clinic trying to seek different options of birth control but they are derailed by having parental consent or notification. Many clinics have a policy were teen needs to have parental consent to receive birth control....   [tags: pro consents, condoms, hiv, aids]

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Condom : A Solid Foundation Of Community For Homosexuals

- Before the AIDS epidemic emerged in the 1980s, there was hardly a solid foundation of community for homosexuals. Class segregation, racial issues, and even gender roles displayed amongst homosexuals made unity amongst them impossible. The condom industry initiated homosexual communities to form with the rise of the AIDS epidemic, which in turn began the formation of the LGBT community. Eventually, the technology of the decades became common use for everyone, and information spread easily. This initiated exposure, and in turn advocacy, for the LGBT community, which ultimately resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, AIDS, Bisexuality]

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Placing Condom Dispensers On Campus Ruinous Like A Great Decision At First

- Placing condom dispensers on campus ruinous like a great decision at first. But how does it make the college look. Yes, protecting the students from diseases is important. Or is it too personable for the college to get involved into their students personal life. I disagree, with the college’s decision to set dispenser in the bathrooms on campus. Intercourse is a sensitive and confrontational decision; most people don’t like to discuss that part of their life. With a decision like this, it can cause many problems between the college and its students....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Using Condom Usage Offered Protection Against The Acquisition Of Syphilis

- Research Methods A. Study Design This study uses a cohort research method design. The qualitative facet of the study design assessed whether condom usage offered protection against the acquisition of syphilis. This cohort study was conducted in conjunction with a qualitative and quantitative survey of various ethnic groups, age groups, and workers (particularly sex workers). Hence, this survey will use a mixed method research study design. B. Setting of Study The study is centered around poor neighborhoods in New York City (Bronx- Mott Haven, Hunts Point, Brooklyn--Brownsville, Coney Island, East New York, Manhattan-Central and East Harlem, Queens--Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Staten Is...   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Is It A Broken Condom?

- “Luckily, she found out my hotel, after enquiring here and there, and came to return the excess money, I overpaid her. I was overwhelmed to see her simplicity and honesty – she was very young and charming too. She brought tasty fried rice for me, and I grabbed it fast as I was very hungry by the afternoon. I gave her some Kraft chocolates which she liked, but she didn’t open it, probably intending to carry back home for her child. I then helped open one pack and fed her a chocolate with my hand....   [tags: Tears, Crying, Emotion, What Happened]

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The Healthy Love Intervention Plan Targets African American Women

- The Healthy Love intervention plan targets African American women, ages 18 and older, who are either not pregnant or not planning on becoming pregnant within the next 6 months. This intervention provides a one-time, 3-4 hour, session for a small group of women who share a social connection. The purpose of this program is to provide evidence-based information to reduce participating in unprotected sex, reduce number of partners, increase abstinence, increase use of condoms, increased self efficacy, and increase the number of women getting tested for HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is a virus that specifically destroys immune cells (T-cells) in the human body. Overtime, the virus worsens and will propagate towards Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition that prevents the human body from resistance to infection, disease, and other pathogens. An international committee of scientists first discovered the virus in 1983, but controversy exists about its origins, see Appendix A....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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The Birth Of The Pill

- For thousands of years, people have used various birth control methods to limit the number of children in their families. Birth control encompasses a wide range of devices along with rational and irrational methods that have been used in an attempt to prevent pregnancy. It has been and remains controversial. Today, birth control is an essential part of life. In fact, 99% American women of childbearing age report using some form of contraception at one time or another (NIBH). In his book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, author Jonathan Eig writes "For as long as men and women have been making babies, they 've been trying not to” (Gibson)....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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Teenage Pregnancy Is An Important Issue Today 's Society

- “Mom, should I wear the blue or red dress to prom?” There are many decisions facing teenagers today from what to wear to whom to go to the prom with. Parents are all about giving their opinions on those minor decisions. However, when it comes to major decision, it is usually friends that are influencing those. This has led to a major problem in today’s society. Lack of knowledge, lack of birth control, and misguided motives are three reasons teenage pregnancy is an important issue teenagers deal with today....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Condom]

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The Effects Of Sexual Education On Children

- Growing up children and adolescences learn many thing from how to write their names to riding a bike. One of the principal pieces of information young students learn from a classroom is proper sexual education. Sexual education is one of the few things taught in schools that will truly affect the rest of their young teen and adult lives. Education for this subject matter has many facets and ideas that are not completely covered or truly even talked about in many schools around the country. Sexual education is more than just knowing what male and female genitalia does or goes through it involves the use of contraceptives, emergency contraception drugs, the maintenance of sexual health, health...   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Condom]

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Hiv / Aids Education And Promotion Of Safe Sex

- HIV/AIDS was first diagnosed in China in 1985, and spread rapidly from 1989 among injecting drug users clustered in Yunnan province. Over the past two decades, HIV/AIDS prevalence has increased significantly due to several factors, including a higher population of migrant workers and the rise of the market economy (Jia et al., para. 8). HIV/AIDS prevalence is significantly higher in specific population groups in the country, including female sex workers, injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (Qian et al., p....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Prevention And Treatment Of Botswana

- Leading the journey in prevention and treatment program, Botswana has suit an sometimes country for many other sub-Saharan African countries. Botswana was the first sub-Saharan African region to foresee whole unreserved antiretroviral treat to people flowing with HIV, paving also for many other countries, in the province to follow. The slam of the treatment program has been diffuse. New infections have reduced significantly from 15,000 in 2005 to 9,100 in 20133, and AIDS-related deaths have dramatically subject from 14,000 in 2005 to 5,800 in 2013....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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Hiv / Aids And Its Effects On Africa

- Introduction It has been thirty-five years since the official discovery of HIV. Although great strides and advances in science have allowed those infected to live long productive lives, globally, millions have died. Of the many countries HIV and AIDS have afflicted, no country has been more impacted by the devastation of the incurable disease than Africa. “Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world. The gravity of this epidemic has made an impact and gained attention of organizations created to help....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Condom]

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The Internet Resources And Services That Provide Information On Methods Of Contraception

- There are various internet resources and services that provide information on methods of contraception. What I noticed from the majority of websites, is that they all provided generally the same information. Many of the websites provided information on the effectiveness on the contraceptive, how safe it is, the benefits, and disadvantages, how the form of contraception is used, and the cost. There seem to be quite a few resources provided on the topic of contraception, but not all provided information that was accurate, and some were inconsistent and difficult to navigate through....   [tags: Condom, Birth control, Hormonal contraception]

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The Difference Between Love And Infatuation

- According to the 8th grade sexuality curriculum from a small town in Minnesota, the physical education department says, they start with the male and female anatomy. They go over fallopian tubes, ovaries, and all the way to the scrotum and semen. They have to label worksheets of girls and boys bodies so they know all the reproductive parts of the body. Next they go over the pregnancy basics. This includes the three things in order for a pregnancy, which include sperm, ovum, and female reproduction system....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) Or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- In America when someone thinks about an individual with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), they typically think of a homosexual male or possibly a prostitute, or maybe even a drug user that shares needles with his or her buddies. For the most part though, you probably don’t think of the lady down the street whose husband is rarely home, or the fishermen at your local farmers market. In Thailand however, these are very common examples of people who have HIV and AIDS, especially if they are in rural areas such as Northern Thailand (Surasiengsunk et al, 1998)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Safe sex]

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Being Responsible About Using Protection

- Hey babe so we’ve been together intitmatly now for a about eight months and we have both been responsible sexually up to this point. Would you agree. Yeah I think we have both been pretty good about being responsible about using protection. Well we both have been in serious longer term relationships before eachother, additionally we both have had our short term flings up to this point. Yeah, where are you going with all of this. Well after the other night, we had a really great evening out with eachother, dinner was great, and the holiday light special in the botantical garden....   [tags: Condom, Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Term]

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Types Of Hiv : Hiv

- Types of HIV There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Although both types of this virus can be transmitted via skin to skin and skin to body contact, there are differences (AVERT, 2014)(Wallace, 2009). HIV-1, is the virus mostly referred to when of HIV and hence is the type that can rapidly destroy the immune system and progress to AIDS. HIV-2, (rare and uncommon in most areas) is pervasive in West Africa. HIV-2 said to be less easily transmitted as the characterized in having a longer asymptomatic stage....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Case Study : The Controversial Pill

- #TruvadaWhore: The Controversial Pill San Francisco “a self-proclaimed gay city” is home to two gay men who are partners. One is a HIV- and the other is HIV-positive. Max Cameron and Drew Sebastian are not only a gay couple with ordinary jobs, but both work in the porn industry. According to a documentary PSA from Fusion TV, they work for Treasure Island Media, who was under fire for health law violations, having their actor perform bareback scenes, which is sex without a condom, and having fellow HIV-positive actors star in their productions....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior, Condom]

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Time For The Talk : Parents, The Birds And The Bees

- Time for the Talk As parents, the birds-and-the-bees talk with their child/children is one of the most dreaded points of their parenthood that they have to face. As a result, many parents tend to refrain from introducing their children to the subject altogether, and may end up backfiring with the generation of youth having to learn everything regarding to the birds-and-the-bees on their own. Though there are sex education classes in schools that teach the dos, don’ts, and dangers of the birds-and-the-bees, they tend to only scratch the surface of the subject, leaving the children with more questions rather than answers....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Condom, Pregnancy]

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The Effects Of Parental Violence On Children

- Cain is maturing like a normal adolescent, he has issues with his self-esteem, he likes to try to be cool like his peers and he is well-liked in his clique. However, lately he has been arguing more with me and my partner. In accordance to the slide on parental conflict adolescence, it stated reasons for increased conflict that adolescence brings are sexuality and imbalance in power dynamics. I found a porn video on the home computer and asked him about it, Cain got mad and told me that he will delete it later as he headed to his room....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Condom, Talk radio]

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The Prevalence Of Gonorrhea And Gonorrhea

- Minnesota had twenty one thousand two hundred and ninety eight cases of Chlamydia last year and four thousand and ninety seven cases of Gonorrhea (Minnesota Department of Health [MDH], 2015). “Over the past decade (2005-2015), Minnesota’s Chlamydia rates showed an overall increase of 61% while the rate of Gonorrhea has fluctuated but has shown an overall increase of 8%” (MDH, 2015). These are statistics on only two of the sexually transmitted infections the state is required to track. Minnesota Department of Health compiles statistics on the age groups that are most impacted from sexually transmitted infections....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, AIDS]

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Sex, An Easy Conversation

- Since when is the topic of sex an easy conversation to have with children. Not knowing what age is appropriate to bring it up and also giving the list of all the outcomes and responsibilities that come with it. In most cases parents do not know that their children are being exposed to sex. They think that their children will not know about this topic until the parents give them what is known as “the birds and the bees” talk. What they do not realize is that the media and their fellow peers have beaten them to the punch....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- Since the first occurrence of the world wide HIV/AIDS epidemic in South East Asia, Thailand has been a leader within the region in addressing HIV on a large scale, preventative level. In 1990, the 100% condom campaign targeting condom use in the sex work industry. Although sex work is and always has been illegal in Thailand, it is something that is tolerated by the Thai government. Although this means there is an increase in high risk behavior, it has made outreach to these populations easier, as they are not targeted for prosecution....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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Hiv At The University Campus Center

- Next, I took an HIV test in the University campus which was provided by Step-Up incorporation and that counted as an hour in this assignment. I went to the campus center and there were people on tables taking blood samples, to get it tested. They refused to tell me on the phone, which really made me fear to meet them. When I went to the hospital the told me that I do not have HIV, and I asked about them telling me to come when the result is negative and thee said it is the hospital policy. In my country, people how were diagnosed with HIV or AIDS cannot survive, because they do not have agencies to support those people, lack of medication, and the lack of medical experiences....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Condom]

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