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Casual sex is taking toll on young Bangaloreans
Gynaecologists warn about rising incidence of sexually transmitted diseases and other infections in young girls due to unprotected sex with multiple partners
Posted On Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:26:43 PM
With casual sex gaining popularity among young Bangaloreans, gynaecologists in the city have sounded alarm bells.
They said by indulging in unprotected sex with multiple partners, a number of young girls are contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).
Dr Chetan K Nelvigi, consultant gynaecologist at Sagar Hospital, said, “There is an increase in the number of youngsters coming to us with STDs and other vaginal infections. Nowadays, I get on an average 20 such patients in a month, whereas two years ago it was hardly five or six cases.”
The doctor said one of the major reasons for the trend was unprotected sex with multiple partners. “Despite knowing the after effects, young girls these days have become so casual about premarital sex that they rarely insist on the use of protection. They feel that even if they get pregnant, getting an abortion is very easy. Most of the girls who come to us are in the age group of 20 to 30 years, educated and from well-to-do families,” he said.
Dr Padmini Prasad, gynaecologist and sexologist at Ramamani Nursing Home, Rajaji Nagar, also said that the number of women going to her for treatment of STDs and infections has increased. She said, “The highest number of cases I receive are those with herpes infection. While three years ago I used to receive hardly two or three such cases in a month, now I see one or two cases a week. The most common symptoms are the recurrent onset of small multiple rashes or ulcers that are painful. Most such patients are between 20 and 35 years of age.”
The doctors said the trend could be reversed through counselling and spreading awareness among youngsters about the dangerous consequences of their behaviour. “Most of the youngsters, either students or those in the early stages of their career, stay alone in the city and since their families are not there to monitor their activities, try to replicate whatever they see around them. For young girls, getting pregnant and having an abortion done has nowadays become a kind of a joke,” said Dr Chetan.
Dr Padmini said there are also cases where married women contracted STDs because of their unfaithful partners.
Dr S Anuradha, a consultant gynaecologist at Cloudnine, said she has also witnessed an increase in the number of patients coming with warts. “Cervical warts is a condition that can lead to cancer. The major reason is unprotected sex with multiple partners. The worst part is, even if we warn the patients about the danger of the trend, they take it very casually. Since most of these youngsters keep consulting different doctors, we do not get to know if they have changed their behaviour.”
Dr Padmini also said that warts are on the rise. “Three years ago, we used to get hardly four to eight cases in a year, but now the number goes up to even 35.”
I had the topic in my mind to post at the time of navrathiri, since a similar one has appeared now, I would like to continue with that. It's so common in some states after navrathiri Garba, many women to go for abortion at clinics. I remember a gynecologist telling me that sometimes the mother and daughter would end up at the same clinic in different timings for abortion. It's not an exaggeration but THE truth.
The beauty is girls tell the parents that they are going with their girl friends or boy friends to a particular pandal for taking part but there is hardly any check because the parents them self go to different places for garba raas dance. At least if the parents [ married women ] go for abortion , it's understood. Not necessarily mean it should be illegitimate child our of infidelity?
But unmarried daughters opting for it?
The nextgen do not have any shame or guilt at all. Sex and multiple partners have become so common that they feel it has become a stress buster, rather stress inducers.
Again recently in Delhi many young girls in their teens were caught indulging in Prostitution mainly because of the hefty sum attached to it. Many do not reveal to their parents what they are doing. In the name of college, field trips and picnic some of them from affluent families even fly down to Mumbai during week ends to mint money as arm candies for big shots, and rich guys. The parents do not bother to find out as they are busy in their corporate world! This is a kind of turning a blind eye and deaf ear to their own children.
In their thrill they indulge but by the time they realise it would be too late? Who is the sufferer? They themselves, young blood doesn't know fear. Relax and realise only to repent in leisure! This will be their after thought motto!