If you’re 16-24, you’re more at risk of getting an STI
Almost half of under-25s ‘never use a condom with a new partner. STIs can cause infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, swollen or painful testicles and even meningitis.
- You don’t need to have sex with lots of people to get an STI
- Many STIs are symptomless and, if left untreated, can cause long-term health problems
- STIs like gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat or may not be treatable at all
- 59% of people who got chlamydia or gonorrhoea in 2016 were aged 16-24
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