Journal article

Sexually transmitted infections. Initiatives for prevention.

S Rachel Skinner, Amanda Parsons, Melissa Kang, Henrietta Williams, Christopher Fairley

Int J Adolesc Med Health | Published : 2007

Abstract

Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are responsible for a significant burden of disease in both developed and developing countries and young people are disproportionately affected by STIs and their consequences. STI rates in young people are determined by a wide range of well documented influences. These include physiological, cognitive and behavioural factors, as well as environmental factors such as the social, and cultural context in which young people live. Despite the erecognition of these influences, their complex inter-relationships are less well documented and the evidence for interventions to reduce STIs in young people is similarly less clear. This paper explore tht most impor..

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