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Violence against women: Strengthening the health system response

Violence against women: Strengthening the health system response

Violence against women. One in three women experience violence at the hands of their husband or partner, that’s over 800 million women worldwide. These women can feel trapped, afraid their lives are often restricted, those who consider leaving often fear ending up penniless or losing their children. Over time the confidence slips away making a …

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Why is it that sexually transmitted infections(STIs) continue to be a problem among teens and young adults?

Why is it that sexually transmitted infections(STIs) continue to be a problem among teens and young adults?

sexually transmitted infections(STIs): Teen Health On Sexual And Reproductive Health. It’s not a question of whether teens are having sex. By 12th grade, 65% of high school students will have engaged in sexual intercourse, and one in five sexually active teens will have had four or more sexual partners. These numbers continue to rise after …

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HOW TO SAY NO

HOW TO SAY NO

How can Jimo Say No To Her Boyfriend.  Jimo’s boyfriend is putting her under a lot of pressure to have sex. She doesn’t feel ready, but also doesn’t want to end the relationship. Find out more about her dilemma by reading the dialogue below. What do you think she should do? Annie: Jimo, Why are …

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SEX AND HIV

SEX AND HIV

How do you get HIV from sex? HIV is transmitted through semen (cum and pre-cum), vaginal fluid, blood, and anal mucus. During sex without a condom the bodily fluids from one person can pass into the body of their sexual partner. This can happen through the mucous membranes of the penis, vagina and rectum, or …

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WHAT ARE STDs

WHAT ARE STDs

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. This means they are most often — but not exclusively — spread by sexual intercourse. HIV, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, and gonorrhea, some forms of hepatitis, syphilis, and trichomoniasis are STDs.Includes Diseases: Genital wart; Chlamydia infection…Symptoms: Vaginal discharge MOST COMMON TYPES • Human papillomavirus (HPV)An infection that causes warts …

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WHAT IS PEP

WHAT IS PEP

PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. PEP means taking HIV medicines within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV.PEP should be used only in emergency situations. It is not meant for regular use by …

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What is PrEP?

What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from …

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