Experts stress the need to promote sex education

Importance of promoting sex education faces gradual increase, experts say infections seen since 2010 in the islands and throughout the national territory. Indeed, according to the latest follow-up report sexually transmitted infections (his) in the country, The Canary Islands have 1,200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure which, according to forecasts, will increase. “Education is essential to combat this development. For this reason, it is very important to organize conferences in schools and institutions, to prepare information brochures and to organize activities aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the young population. Dr. Carla Mendoza, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Vithas Las Palmas HospitalThis also shows that the age group with the highest incidence rate is between 20 and 34 years old.

The situation worries professionalsSo the doctor chooses the option Disclosure of information from the early years of adolescence“It can also help to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to use condoms correctly. Keep in mind that many adolescents take oral contraceptives, but if they do not have a stable partner, the risk of contracting diseases still exists,” he warned.

most common situations

As indicated by the doctor, The most common STIs are syphilis, gonorrhea, lymphogranuloma venereum and chlamydia.Although, In the female population, the latter is the most common.disease caused by chlamydia trachomate bacteria, In many cases, it may be asymptomatic But if not detected in time, it can damage the fallopian tubes, cause pelvic inflammatory disease and affect fertility“This is usually manifested by changes in vaginal discharge. However, it is not always given importance and some girls come to the emergency room with abdominal pain and already have a tubo-ovarian abscess,” explains Dr. Mendoza Huh.

As far as detection is concerned, it must be said that Infection can be diagnosed by vaginal and endocervical exudate. “This is the common method used to detect many STIs. Syphilis, on the other hand, can be diagnosed by serology,” explains the expert.

“The organization of conferences in schools and institutions is very important,” said Dr Mendoza. They say

but, How can it be treated? According to the gynecologist of the said health center in the capital, thanks to antibioticsHowever, having any STI “does not imply vaccination against reinfection”.

According to the latest data from Mandatory Disease Reporting System of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) Canary Epidemiological Surveillance NetworkNotified in 2020 466 cases of syphilis, 333 cases of gonorrhea, 412 cases of chlamydia and one case of lymphogranuloma venereum, “The condom is able to protect against all these infections. However, genital herpes can be transmitted regardless of its use, because if the infection is active there will be vesicles or ulcers on the genitals”, underlines Carla Mendoza.

Like other diseases, Early diagnosis is key to minimizing the problem early on, For this reason, the professional emphasizes the need to resort to experts in the event of a change. “It is better to detect these health problems at an early stage in order to prevent them from degenerating into major conflicts. For this reason, experiencing minor symptoms, it is better for patients to go to consult, ”explains Vithas Las Palmas of gynecology experts.

papilloma virus

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer in women.“The virus lives in the cells of the cervix and over a very long period of time it can cause changes and lesions there. For this reason, it is advisable to have at least a cytology every year” , notes Dr. Carla Marrero. And that the cellular changes can last up to ten years. “Vaccination against this virus is not only in adolescents Indicated for those who have not yet had sexual intercourse, but also for adult women. The recommendation also extends to young men, “reminds an expert”yum

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