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Describe sexually transmitted diseases and mention the ways to prevent them.

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses.

Example: chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, HPV, Genital herpes etc.

Some of the ways to prevent Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are as follows:

(a) Being faithful to one’s life partner. 

(b) Avoid sexual contact with unknown person.

(c) Using condom during sexual intercourse. 

(d) Maintaining personal hygiene.

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(a) These are infectious diseases transmitted during sexual contact.
(b) They may be bacterial like or viral like.
(c) Use of mechanical barrier like condom prevents transmission of infection.

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