How did we get to the place where 3 million teens in the US alone, according to the CDC, each year contract a sexually transmitted disease?
According to Dr. Lisa Dunne, founder of UCHE Academy, STD rates are the manifestation of a larger issue that deserves a healthy dialogue.
Has the dialogue ever been addressed by parents in the homes of most adolescents and young people or does mainstream social media, music, and Hollywood now teach this generation? Unfortunately, the trends of today point to the latter.
Dunne, an educator at the high school, community college and university levels, reports that the next generation is lacking in hope and parental guidance which leaves the conversation of sexual health up to aggressive sexual education curriculums in our schools. Multiple partners have become the norm and are in fact, celebrated.
The culture has now lost a sense of value and personal worth and we wonder why the US leads the developed world in youth violence, homicide, incarcerations, abortions, teen pregnancy, and self -injury.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10 to 34 in the US.
It is not shocking that the World Health Organization reports abortion as the leading cause of death with 56 million abortions worldwide per year. This is a far distance from heart disease, which kills about 9 million people per year, strokes which kills l.6 million, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which kills 3 million, lung cancer which kills 1.7 million and finally, diabetes 1.6 million.
At Turning Point Pregnancy Center, we want to reverse the statistics, restore hope to this generation and help young people gain control of their bodies and sexual health. We focus on prevention through education. We believe that our patients should be the most informed participants of their own healthcare.
We understand that the culture of today wants to encourage young people not to have to think about their bodies, put a band-aid on the symptoms and not deal with the root issues, but we provide evidence-based education, sexual avoidance counseling, and fertility education that addresses the knowledge gaps and helps empower these young people to become the most informed sources of their own biology. We believe there is no substitute for the right to know your own body.
Fertility education provides education on anatomy, physiology, the role that hormones play in reproduction and educates them on how to avoid the long-term complications of uninformed decisions.
We don’t want another young person to be the next statistic of an STD, unplanned pregnancy, abortion or self-injury. We want to help stop the cycle before it begins.
If you are concerned about an STD/STI, an unplanned pregnancy, or want to get control of your reproductive health, make your no-cost, confidential appointment by calling 858-397-1970 today.