Many young people in Ireland won’t want to talk about STIs and other sexual health issues.
Some will be too embarrassed by the idea of talking about sexual activity and potential problems. Others will face discrimination over their actions. This leads to an at-risk group in need of better STI testing and education.
There is an apparent problem with STIs in Ireland. Gonorrhea has increased by 52%, 4,100 of over 8,500 cases in 2016 were for Chlamydia. Male cases on the rise, particularly with Gonorrhea. This all highlights the importance of strong, reliable STI testing in the country.