Reproductive Health Daily

Repro Health Daily is a social media based sexual health and reproductive health education organization. We operate under the premise that despite some teens and young adults understanding how they can best protect themselves while being sexually active and/or preparing to have a child, the regular reinforcement of these factual messages (the 'daily' in our name!) in a non-threatening, engaging way - via social media sites with their peers - normalizes healthier, safer behaviors.

Repro Health also offers reproductive and sexual health education programs. We are happy to present to classrooms, schools, and organizations. We can train teachers in how to implement them via social media and tailor them to their audience, or offer virtual lesson plans.

Feel free to ask us any questions about reproductive health that you may have. We can post the questions anonymously as well. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter and continue the education and discussions!
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Today we’re starting a unit on a very common STI, genital herpes. Let’s begin with some preliminary facts about this virus:

Facts

—Genital herpes is cause by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2).

—Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2.

—Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection.

—The infection, since it is caused by a virus, stays in the body indefinitely. This means once you contract herpes, you will always have it. Outbreaks can be controlled and prevented, which we’ll talk about over the next few sessions.

—Nationwide, 16.2%, or about one out of six, people 14 to 49 years of age have genital HSV-2 infection. Over the past decade, the percentage of Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has remained stable.

—Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of five women 14 to 49 years of age) than in men (about one out of nine men 14 to 49 years of age).

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