Epidemiological Rationale


STDs are a common health issue affecting sexually active youths and adults as well. There is an estimate of 20 million new cases yearly (Sieving, 2019). According to CDC, youths, mainly 15-24 years old, get half of all the new STIs. Moreover, one out of four sexually active teenage females has an STI. Contrasted with the older adults, youths aged 15-24 years old have a higher risk of getting STIs for a pattern of behavioral, cultural, and biological reasons.