Title

STDs: Teenage Awareness of a Stigmatized Disease

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Teenagers all over the country are beginning to have sexual relations more often. Regardless if you think this is an issue or not, there is something bigger at stake, and that is the health of the teenagers in our state. Starting at the time of adolescents will undoubtedly improve STD rates across the state. The target audience of this research assignment are of course teens, but enlightening other age groups to this issue will also improve rates. Bringing light to this issue will help teens learn the steps of protecting themselves. STDs aren’t something that you can just ignore, if left untreated they can cause serious health complications. The hypothesis is that teenagers have little to no awareness about STDs. Materials and methods used are surveys, online groups, communication with doctors that specialize in this field. The independent variables are going to be the different age groups that will be researched. The data will be quantified using different graphs and statistics. The dependent variable is the awareness of the disease and to promote abstinence. The expectations of this project is that teens in South Carolina will indeed have had STDS or know someone who has had one. The goal of this research project and STD prevention is to decrease the generality of STDs by interrupting their spread, minimize the length of infection and prevent the forming of complications in those infected.

Location

HSS 205

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:45 AM

STDs: Teenage Awareness of a Stigmatized Disease

HSS 205

Teenagers all over the country are beginning to have sexual relations more often. Regardless if you think this is an issue or not, there is something bigger at stake, and that is the health of the teenagers in our state. Starting at the time of adolescents will undoubtedly improve STD rates across the state. The target audience of this research assignment are of course teens, but enlightening other age groups to this issue will also improve rates. Bringing light to this issue will help teens learn the steps of protecting themselves. STDs aren’t something that you can just ignore, if left untreated they can cause serious health complications. The hypothesis is that teenagers have little to no awareness about STDs. Materials and methods used are surveys, online groups, communication with doctors that specialize in this field. The independent variables are going to be the different age groups that will be researched. The data will be quantified using different graphs and statistics. The dependent variable is the awareness of the disease and to promote abstinence. The expectations of this project is that teens in South Carolina will indeed have had STDS or know someone who has had one. The goal of this research project and STD prevention is to decrease the generality of STDs by interrupting their spread, minimize the length of infection and prevent the forming of complications in those infected.