Just When You Thought You Were Safe!

NHS Article Dated Thursday 2 April 2009

Adults over 45 years old are taking chances with their sexual health and are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when starting new relationships, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

In a survey of more than 2,000 adults, one-third of people in the 45+ age group believed it was unlikely or very unlikely that they would catch an STI when having unprotected sex with a new partner or someone who isn’t their current partner.

When compared with teenagers, twice as many people in this older age group thought that their risk was “next to nothing”. The survey also revealed that a quarter of them did not use protection with new partners.

The RPSGB say that while the majority of safe sex messages are targeted at teenagers, older adults beginning new relationships later in life need advice too.

Pink is my colour girls,,,, what’s yours???? 

Jackie x

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