Sexuality & Sexual Health

Tasks

topic is SyphilisIdentify the sexual health issue. What are the public health impacts associated with this issue?Identify a community impacted by this sexual health issue.  Is the community a geographic area, a target population or both?  Describe this community. What are the characteristics of this community?

Example: Injection drug users who exchange sex for drugs in Scott County, Indiana

Sexual Health issue: STIs

Public health impacts: Hepatitis C and increased HIV transmission risk

Target population/Geographic area description:

Target population

White men and women (58% men, 42% women, 98% white)Median age 33.5 yearsInjection drug users (94%)

Geographic area

Population of 24,000High levels of poverty (19%)High rate of unemployment compared to the rest of the U.S.Lack of education (21% did not finish high school)High rate of premature rate compared to rest of U.S. Rate has increased dramatically since 2010