ERIC Number: ED114368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
VD--Epidemic Among Teenagers. Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 517.
This booklet discusses the venereal disease (VD) epidemic among teenagers. After presenting some basic facts about VD, the effect, treatment, and prevention of both gonorrhea and syphilis is discussed. The booklet then examines statistics concerning gonorrhea and syphilis. It also looks at why the VD epidemic exists and includes discussions on (1) increased sexual activity among the young; (2) negative attitudes towards VD generated by parents, doctors, and public clinics; (3) inadequate knowledge of VD by the public as well as doctors; (4) lack of funding for VD control; (5) an increase in VD due to the war in Viet Nam and other Far Eastern wars; (6) the role of the pill, which has resulted in relaxed attitudes toward sexual activity and a decrease in the use of the condom; and (7) the increase of VD among homosexuals. The booklet also discusses what can be done to half this epidemic and presents information on research, present methods of control, and the detection of gonorrhea and syphilis. An example of a local campaign in Denver, Colorado to control VD is also presented. Lastly, the booklet explains what to do if exposed to venereal disease and gives several addresses and telephone numbers of health organizations and counseling facilities. Concluding remarks offer recommendations for action to help stop the VD epidemic. An annotated bibliography of books and films on VD is also included. (BD)
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Committee, Inc., New York, NY.