Sexually transmitted diseases can be a scary subject to discuss, however with knowledge comes the ability to guard against catching on yourself.
Here’s 10 STD facts about College students EVERY College student should know.
25% of College students have an STD, and 48% of all new STD cases each year occur among College students
48% of all new STD cases each year occur among 15-24 year olds (which include College students.)
The CDC estimates that there are 19 million new sexual transmitted disease infections in the United States each year
According to recent studies only 54% of College students regularly use condoms during vaginal intercourse, only 29% during anal intercourse and 4% during oral sex.
Over 45% of college freshmen under the influence of alcohol have failed to use condoms when engaging in sexual intercourse.
The most common STDs among College students are HPV, Chlamydia, and Genital herpes.
In the general population 25% of women and 20% of men have genital herpes and 85% of them do not know they have it. The rate is higher among College students.
61% of men and 48% of women have never been tested for an STD other than HIV/AIDS.
Only 28% of men and 34% of women, who say they have had an STD say they revealed that fact to their current of most recent partner before they had sexual intercourse.
Young women under 25 years old are more biologically susceptible to STDs than older women.