HEALTH ISSUES FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND TEENAGERS

Medical screening and counseling for younger adults and teenagers is primary geared towards reduction of risky behaviors. 

Sexually transmitted disease (STD’s)

It is absolutely mandatory for all men outside of a long term, monogamous relationship (i.e. married, living together, etc.) to wear a condom while engaged in sexual intercourse.  It always acceptable for a women to insist that their partner wear a condom.

 

Substance Abuse

“Recreational” drugs should be avoided at all times with no exception.  

Alcohol, if used, should be taken in moderation.  This means not more than 10-14 drinks per week and not more than 2-3 drinks at any one episode.

 

Risks for accidents

Accidents are a major cause of death for young people.  Care needs to be taken to wear seatbelts while driving, to never drive while intoxicated, to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle or bike, etc. 

 

Comments are closed.