Thursday, March 24, 2011

STDs: Sad Truths Your Girls Need to Know

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I’ll never forget sitting the counseling room with her. As a crisis pregnancy counselor, I volunteered weekly to sit and administer free pregnancy tests and confidential counsel to young people in need. Sadly, I would sit with girls ranging from as young as 12 up into their twenties.

On this particular day, I had a female before me who didn’t seem too concerned about if her test was positive or negative. While the clock timer ran, her mind was elsewhere. “I know I got herpes from my last partner. This is going to change everything.”

She thought she was safe with a condom but being a skin to skin contact disease with a falsely trusted piece of latex that couldn’t cover everything, she ended up infected nonetheless. And, it was too late to go back.

When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, our girls are largely under-educated. Prevention efforts and fears tend to focus largely on unplanned pregnancy without adequate mention of the impact these diseases have.

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease awareness month and with my MODsquad niche being on purity, I wanted to provide you with information to share with your girls to help them think.

Consider these few facts: STDs are the most common diseases in America next to the common cold and flu. Source:

One in four teens are already infected with at least one STD. Source:

To finish reading my post & take part in the NOBODY TOLD ME GIVEAWAY, please visit ModSquad. *Note* If through conversation you find out that your daughter (or son) has made past mistakes, please go to your regular family doctor for STD testing. He or she will be able to do the most thorough testing and have the best follow up.


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