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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220-223

A retrospective study of the pattern of sexually transmitted diseases in teenagers attending sexually transmitted disease clinic during a 7-year period at a tertiary care centre

Department of Dermatology, AMC MET Medical College, NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Avanita D Solanki
11, Sulay Raw House, Near Saket-3, Bakeri City, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad - 380.051, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_100_17

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Background: Adolescent period corresponds to the age group of 10-15 years. While teenage period, which corresponds to 13-19 year of age group, is the stage of psychosocial development. More and more young people are becoming sexually active in their mid-teens making them vulnerable to contracting the STDs. Adolescents especially in urban areas have favorable attitudes toward premarital and extramarital sex. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective study conducted at tertiary care center. Data regarding STD in teenagers (13-19 year) and their sexual behavior from January 2009 to December 2015 was collected from STI clinic. Result: Total number of adolescent attended STI clinic was 381,out of which 200 were male and 181 were female. Most common STD in female was VVC and in male was nodular scabies. out of 381 patients 155 male and 93 female had confessed about indulging in sexual activity.10 patients were tested positive for HIV and 11 patients were tested positive for syphilis. Conclusion: There is increasing incidence & prevalence of STDs in adolescents due to risky sexual behavior. It is essential to include sex education in teaching methods.

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