- Serious global problem
- Strategic thinking at public health level
- Family planning programs also need to be strategic
- STD services should be available to women,
men and adolescents
The STD epidemic is a serious global problem that is having
an enormous impact on health and on social and economic well-being
worldwide. Strategic thinking at a public health level is critical
to controlling the spread of STDs. A public health approach
that targets core transmitters is the most effective way to
contain the STD epidemic.
To maximize the impact of public health level approaches, FP/MCH
programs also need to think strategically about STDs.
FP/MCH programs can meet their clients needs and assist
in the effort to control this global epidemic by providing STD
prevention services and, if possible, management services to
women, men and adolescents.