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STI’s triple over the past 5 years, among teens

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 8, 2007

The number of youngsters with sexually transmitted infections (STI) has almost tripled in the last five years. And in the first half of 2007, young people between 10 and 29 years of age accounted for 13 per cent of new HIV cases.

These were among a series of statistics Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Balaji Sadasivan rattled off at the ‘Love them. Talk about sex’ workshop on Saturday.

In the first nine months of this year, 657 teens aged between 10 and 19 sought help for STIs, three times the number of cases in 2002.

This was a cause for concern, he noted.

‘Parents need to reach out to educate and protect their youths,’ he said. ‘If children have knowledge of sex but no values or values without knowledge, there’ll be trouble.’ (story)

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One Response to “STI’s triple over the past 5 years, among teens”

  1. the knowledge should be full fledge !

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