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Early sex puts teegers at high infection risk

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Seoul, Jan 3: Teegers who experience their first sexual intercourse at an early age run a greater risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which includes diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV or other infection, warns a study. Sexually transmitted infections are major causes of medical and psychological problems globally. “This study shows that earlier initiation of sexual intercourse increases the odds of experiencing STIs,” the researchers said. “Also as the age gap gets shorter, the odds of experiencing STIs increase. Our study suggests that it is important to consider the time period of first sexual intercourse and to reinforce a monitoring system along with the development of other preventive strategies,” the study said. For the study, the researchers from Yonsei University in Seoul used data from a Korean tiol survey of youth risk behaviours that is conducted annually by the Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. (IANS)

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