It is reported that young people accounted for half of all new sexually transmitted infection (STI) last year, despite making just one-eighth of the British population. Of the 380,000 newly diagnosed STIs in clinics, almost 200,000 are related to people aged 16 – 24. The British Health Protection Agency said the overall total was six percent higher than the level for year 2006. Of this, new cases of genital herpes rose 20 percent while there was a seven percent increase in genital warts and chlamydia. The HPA views a ‘casual shag’ as merely a method of contracting new infections. Professor Peter Borriello, director of the HPA’s centre for infections says ‘Shag now stands for syphilis, herpes, anal warts and gonorrhoea’.
According to HPA young people accounted for 65 percent of chlamydia cases, 55 percent of genital warts and 50 percent of gonorrhoea infections dealt with by the sexual health clinics last year in Britain.
Does the Malaysian government compile such figures? Does it keep tab of such social infections amongst our young? Those who know more about these things, do we have sexual health clinics in Malaysia? Young people it is your responsibility, do take care. Don’t injure your loved ones and spoil your futures.