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2009-08-25

The Dangers of Sexual Promiscuity and Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STD or Sexually Transmitted Diseases occurring in teenage children. This is because oftentimes, persons infected with it show no symptoms of the condition and would therefore; pass unknowingly the bacteria from one sexual partner to another.

Parents also tend to refuse in acknowledging that their teenage child is infected because this would indicate that he/she is sexually promiscuous at a very early age.

This realization may indicate that in some way the parent may have neglected the child.

We have to accept this fact though, because the only constant thing in this world is change. What we had considered as taboo and unusual during our times, are no longer considered as unusual now in this society of constant change.

The dreadful fact shows that there is now a growing percentage of teens acquiring not only Chlamydia infection but other STDs as well, like gonorrhea, and worst HIV and syphilis.

Since we cannot be with our children 24 hours a day, then we must have to warn them about the dangers of sexual promiscuity. Letting them know that being sexually active at an early life has its disadvantages. Their knowledge of these, may decrease the likelihood of them contracting the disease.

We must warn them that:

1. STDs, like Chlamydia, is commonly acquired through sexual intercourse. This occurs when the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis enters the sexual organs, the mouth and the anal organs.

2. When Chlamydia is untreated and undiagnosed it could lead to more severe conditions like PID or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease which is an inflammation of the pelvis, rectum and then eye inflammation when the bacteria invade the tissues of the eyes.

3. Wearing condom cannot truly protect them because the person may have the bacteria in his throat or anus.

4. Early pregnancy can result too, which would be a major, stressful responsibility for the child.

5. Infertility could result too.

6. When an abnormal vaginal discharge or pain in urination occurs, a medical-laboratory check-up should be done to ascertain the cause of the symptoms.

7. There are more severe, lifetime conditions - like HIV and syphilis - which they would be acquiring through sexual intercourse.

In the end, if we have given our best to educate our children on the dangers of sexual promiscuity and had taught them the significant moral values that they should learn, then they would certainly act as responsible and well-behaved teenagers.

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20 comments:

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

this information regarding no.3, there is also a risk even we used condoms?..

Jena Isle said...

Yes, Ever, there will always be a risk, especially if there are other sites in which the microorganism can be found -like in the mouth and other body openings.

Luke said...

The path to the Dark Side is indeed well lit by neon lights and soothing lamps...

Jena Isle said...

Right Luke, and sensuous pleasures.

zorlone said...

Whenever I have patients with an STD, I give the STD talk - listed above. But, I always see the same patients every time.

"Pasok sa kanang taenga, labas naman sa kaliwa."

Z

Holly Jahangiri said...

"In the end, if we have given our best to educate our children on the dangers of sexual promiscuity and had taught them the significant moral values that they should learn, then they would certainly act as responsible and well-behaved teenagers."

Jen, Jen...you of all people should never underestimate the power of raging hormones. But the key is definitely honest education and open communication. One hopes the moral values stay at the forefront, but if not - at LEAST they should understand how to practice "safe sex" (and know that it's not really "safe") and not to be too ashamed to see a doctor if something seems not quite right. One mistake can lead to a lifetime of misery - especially if something like this goes untreated.

When it comes to teaching sexual morality, I don't think elementary school is too young to start. Kids are growing up way too fast these days, and need guidance far earlier than many parents assume.

Jena Isle said...

Hello Doc Z, how true how true. As wise men say: "When will we ever learn?"

Jena Isle said...

Hi Holly,

he he he...raging hormones huh? just psyching the young Holly. I know you know what I mean. he he he.

TrinaMb said...

Though many have an opinion on the timing and type of info to share with our children I figure the straight goods as you present them are best. I enjoy your nuggests of wisdom.

Louise | UPrinting.com said...

This may sound old-fashioned, but the best way to avoid such diseases is to abstain as much as possible.
Adults may not adhere to this though, since they are in the right age and they can treat it without the embarrassment. But for the teens, it's a different situation.
Prevention is better than cure, as they say. :)

Jena Isle said...

Hi TrinaMb,

Thanks. I would give it straight too to teens. As the say, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line."

Jena Isle said...

Hi Louise,

I agree that avoiding promiscuity is the solution and adults should know how to.

Your comment has contributed to the discussion,. Thanks.

Chlamydia said...

What is said is very true. Getting over the stigma that many people feel when they have chlamydia is very important. Unfortunatly it is fact of life. One of the biggest problems is the usa requires them to be informed if some has been infected with an std, it must put some people off.

Algene said...

Wow! This is a good read, very informative. Pero medyo na-skip ko yung ibang parts. Sorry ha. Medyo hindi kasi ako comfortable sa topic na yan eh. Hehehe. Hope you understand :D

stacy said...

If you're catholic bawal naman premarital sex so no problem right?

ROMELO said...

okay, that was informative but I kinda cringed a little at the thought... seriously, STDs on TEENs? there is really something wrong with our society now... :(

markpogi said...

This is a timely post that should be shared with everyone especially to parents who want to make sure their children are safe and well-educated. ^_^

Atimiti said...

Suggest you try to edit out cliches from your blog. Random Thoughts, for one. If you don't approve this comment for publication, that's ok with me. I just want to help you, ha. Don't want to criticize for the sake of.

Chel said...

Thank you so much for posting this! Its about time that we open our minds to this. Some people are too backwards that they're still ignoring this.

Its better to educate them at an early age. Kaya nga maraming nabubuntis ng maaga eh. Also, those living with HIV are in a very alarming stage already. Dumadami sila, bakit? Kasi marami pa rin ang nagbubulagbulagan.

Kudos to you!

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