Unsafe Sex Research Paper

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Safe sex
Unsafe sex is the practice of unwanted or unprotected sex. Many people think that falling pregnant is the only issue after unprotected sex. Unsafe sex carries a variety of risks and pregnancy is just one.

There are many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can come with unsafe sex and chlamydia and HIV/AIDS are just two.
Anyone can get chlamydia through unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex. Chlamydia can cause permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive organs making it nearly impossible for a female to fall pregnant.
If a woman is pregnant while she has chlamydia, it may be passed to her child during delivery.
Symptoms may not show if you have chlamydia and if they do, they may not appear until several weeks after you get the infection.
Symptoms for women may include:
Abnormal vaginal discharge.
Pain when urinating.
Symptoms for men may include:
Discharge from the penis.
Pain when urinating.
Pain and swelling in one or both testicles.
Chlamydia is easily avoidable by using condoms or not having sex at all.

HIV can only affect human beings. This virus weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. With most viruses the human body can clear out all the bad cells that come from a virus, but the immune system can’t get rid of HIV. HIV attacks T-cells and/or CD4 cells. HIV uses T-cells and CD4 cells to reproduce itself. When HIV destroys so many of these cells your body cannot fight off viruses or diseases anymore and this can lead to AIDs.
Symptoms may include:
Fever (this is the most common symptom)
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Muscle and joint aches and pains
You get AIDs due to deficiency or malfunction of the immune system. AIDs isn’t a syndrome that can be passed on from mother to child, you acquire AIDs after birth. AIDs, is titled as a syndrome, not a disease, because it is a complex illness that has a wide range of complications and symptoms.
Symptoms may include:
Rapid weight loss
Recurring fever or profuse night sweats
Extreme and unexplained tiredness
Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck
Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals
Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids
Memory loss, depression, and other neurologic disorders.
There is no treatment available for HIV/AIDs but you can lower the risks of getting this illness by using a condom during oral, anal or vaginal sex.

For young people especially, the consequences of unsafe sex or safe sex can have a negative affect on someone mentally and emotionally. The consequences of unsafe sex and sex aren’t spoken about as much as STIs or teen pregnancy however they are just as important.
Unsafe/safe sex can make you worry about a lot of things. These things may include STIs,