Essay about The Dangers Of College Students
Alice. "College Students and STIs." Go Ask Alice! N.p., 17 Dec. 1999. Web. 28 Apr. 2016.
Columbia University’s “Ask Alice” program allows students to ask questions which are answered in scholarly journal form by “Alice”. The question posed by the student: “What are the most common STD’s amongst students?” By providing scientific data and facts from a number of studies, which were well cited at the end of the piece, author Alice, whose first name only is provided, shares with readers the most common STD’s and STI’s, how they are contracted, and how one should go about treatment. Alice places particular emphasis on the rates at which college students are contracting these STD’s and STI’s. An example is when she writes that college students are accountable for nearly half of all newly contracted STI’s every year. Alice makes reference to a plethora of facts regarding STD’s and STI’s in college students, provided by the Center For Disease Detection. This includes specific numbers of students affected by Chlamydia, HPV, Gonorrhea, Herpes, and the numbers reveal that women are contracting these STD’s and STI’s at a much higher rate than men. The author provides a solution to all of this, abstinence. Although written in 1999, the article unveils the many dangers that one might face when having a sexual relationship while in college that are still very much relevant to what is happening today.