Young adults (aged 16-24) account for more than half of all STI diagnoses despite making up only 12% of the population. Factors contributing to this increased risk in young adults include higher rates of sexual partner change and higher numbers of concurrent partnerships than in older ages groups. Public health interventions for the control and prevention of STIs among young adults include NCSP [external link] and Sex worth talking about [external link].
Sexually transmitted Infections and Young People in the United Kingdom: 2008 Report
Sexually active young adults can reduce their risk of getting or transmitting a sexually transmitted infection or HIV by: