Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a set of diseases with high impact on health and quality of life of patients. An important role in the prevention there of is also informing and raising awareness among young population, especially at sexual life onset. Our project HOPE supported by SRD, has organized a campaign to collect information on STDs among high school students followed by the presentation of basic and popularizing methods of contraception. The study carried out on 161 high school students aged between 16 and 18 years and aims to evaluate knowledge regarding sexually transmitted diseases. We prepared a questionnaire with 10 questions.
Students responded anonymously, optional and with class master agreement and the results were statistical evaluated.
Depending on the degree of knowledge of the notions of STD, were customized the presentations (Power Point to each of the two Bucharest high schools: High School „Matei Basarab“ and High School Otopeni) in order to clarify and answer their questions. From a total of 161 students surveyed, 70 were males and 91 females.
The conclusion of the study was that high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 years, from urban area are adequately informed concerning BTS. The majority, 68.94% have not begun sexual life which makes this population, a segment conducive to information about STD prevention. However, a 12% of responders had four and more sexual partners since the onset of sexual activity (min age 13) which is an increased risk factor for STDs and confirm the sexual behavior also in other European countries.