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Reducing STD Rates in Your Community

June 1 – 7 is celebrated as Community Health Improvement Week across the United States. It’s a time for you to get involved with your area’s health and wellness efforts, including lowering STD rates in your community.

How can you help prevent the spread of STDs in your area? Here are our tips for stopping the rise of STD rates in your community.

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Discussing STDs With Your Teen

April is officially designated STD Education & Awareness Month. As we’ve shared before, to be effective, STD education shouldn’t just take place in sex ed class — STD education must also take place in the home early on.

Having the sex talk alone can seem daunting to parents, but discussing sex without discussing safe sex practices and STDs isn’t a good strategy. It’s important that your children understand the risks associated with STDs, as well as how STDs are spread.

Ready to tackle STD education with your kids? Here are our tips for promoting their STD awareness.

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How to Prevent Your Kids From Getting STDs

As a parent, you probably worry the most about your kids getting STDs in their teenage years and early adulthood. So much weight is put on having the safe sex talk and monitoring your teens’ activities to ensure that they’re not engaging in risky behaviors.

Yet recent research has shown that a focus on the early years of childhood can have a key impact on an individual’s risk of getting STDs. Various environmental factors can have an effect on a teenager’s early entrance into sexual activity, leading to an increased risk of STDs.

What did the study reveal about the connection between STDs and young adulthood? Parents, read on to learn about helping your children lower their risk of contracting STDs.

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