Youth largely underestimate the risks of contracting STIs through oral sex


The Conversation, January 2022 /

Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex. That’s the finding of our recent study, published in Annals of Family Medicine.*

Historically, research on reducing STI transmission among young people has focused primarily on heterosexual vaginal intercourse rather than other forms of sexual activity, such as oral sex.


*Youths’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Health Risks Associated With Unprotected Oral Sex

Arianna StromeN’dea Moore-PetinakMarika WaselewskiTammy Chang

By J Pope

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