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Section 1

- Introduction
- Overview
- Objectives
- Infections
- Most Common
- Ulcerative
- Non-Ulcerative
- Curable
- Incurable
- Factors
- Consequences
- Risk of HIV
- STD Control
- Transmitters
- Containing
- Social Norms
- Condom Use
- Management
- Challenges
- Program Level
- Women at Risk
- Reaching Men
- Adolescents
- Adolescents
- Reaching
- Prevention
- Management
- Summary

Section 2
Section 3


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Section 1 - STDs: An Overview

FP/MCH Program Activities

Family planning programs need to consider the STD epidemic when:

  • working with women

  • reaching men

  • reaching adolescents

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Traditionally, the prevalence of STDs in FP/MCH populations has been lower than in the general population. Yet, increasingly in some countries, HIV and other STD infection rates are climbing among the general population and affecting FP/MCH clientele, as well. In such circumstances, FP/MCH programs should consider the STD epidemic and its impact on their clients when designing services.

Providers need to be aware that reaching women, men and adolescents with STD prevention messages and services is an important component of their program.



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