Reducing Your Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections


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Why is abstinence the most effective way to protect yourself from contracting a sexually transmitted disease?

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1. Which of the following STDs can be prevented by a vaccine?

2. Amy and Darrell are in a serious relationship and have decided to become intimate. They have both slept with other people previously and are concerned about contracting STDs. They openly discuss their sexual history and go together to get tested for STDs at a local health clinic. After receiving good news that neither of them have any STDs, they agree to be in a relationship where they will only be sexually active with each other. This is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how people can take steps to reduce the chance of getting a sexually transmitted infection. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the most effective way to avoid an STD and the facts about wearing a condom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on various related topics, including:

  • Most effective method of avoiding an STD
  • Two sexually transmitted infections that have vaccines
  • Process where two partners agree to only be sexually active with one another
  • Strategies for reducing the risk of an STD
  • Facts related to wearing a condom

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related STD lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding two sexually transmitted infections that have vaccines
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about condom use

Additional Learning

To learn more about preventing STD's, review the corresponding lesson called Reducing Your Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The benefits of using a condom and how to properly use one
  • Regular testing for an STD
  • Products to avoid during a sexual encounter