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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

Summary: Importance of STD Control

Picture of a woman

  • Serious global problem

  • Strategic thinking at public health level is critical

  • Family planning programs also need to be strategic

  • STD services should be available to women, men and adolescents

Photo: WHO/J.C.Bruet
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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 client’s 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.



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