What’s at Stake
What would the world look like if everyone practiced prevention in their sexual encounters? What if there were no AIDS, no syphilis, no gonorrhea? What if no one had to die of any of these diseases? What would a society be like with no unplanned or unwanted children, if mothers gave birth only when they themselves were fully developed, fully functioning adults? What if no infants were born infected with STDs? Although such goals may seem nearly impossible, this is the ideal to which this volume is dedicated: An end to the worldwide suffering caused by disease and death from STDs and a halt to the intergenerational cycles of poverty and deprivation associated with teen pregnancy. Abundant resources could be made available to support children and families in positive ways when there is no longer a need for the tertiary interventions currently required, such as medical treatment, foster care, protective services, welfare services, and a multitude of other costly remedies. This is the goal of the work described in this volume.
KeywordsSexual Behavior Risky Sexual Behavior Sexual Contact Genital Wart Genital Herpes
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