Navigation Links
Less than Half of Adults in the U.S. Are Aware That Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted
Date:6/15/2016

Sixty-four percent of American adults say they know “little or nothing” about the Zika virus and less than half (49%) are aware that the virus can be sexually transmitted, according to results from a new nationally representative survey commissioned and released today by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Other results from the telephone survey of 1,009 adults age 18-45 include:

  • Of those who know at least a little about the Zika, 66% say they know “little or nothing” about the sexual transmission of the virus.
  • 86% say they have not changed their sexual behavior because of concerns about Zika.
  • 88% say they have not changed their use of contraception because of concerns about Zika.
  • 84% say they are aware the Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby during pregnancy but, of that group, 67% say they are not being more careful about avoiding an unplanned pregnancy or postponing a planned pregnancy

“With the Zika virus emerging as a critical public health issue here and around the globe, it is even more important for us to be intentional about when, if, and under what circumstances to get pregnant,” said Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. “The stakes are high—for us and future generations. And the solutions are there. Never before have there been a broader array or more effective contraceptive options—that combined with a condom—can prevent both an unplanned pregnancy and the transmission of Zika.”

About the survey. Data presented here are drawn from a national telephone survey conducted for The National Campaign by SSRS, an independent research company. Telephone interviews were conducted from May 25 through June 7, 2015 among a nationally representative sample of 1,009 respondent age 18-45. The margin of error for total respondents is +/- 3.35% at the 95% confidence level.

About The National Campaign. The National Campaign works to reduce both teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy. If we are successful in reducing unplanned pregnancy among teens and young women, child and family wellbeing will improve, there will be less poverty, and more young men and women will complete their education or achieve other life goals. For more information, visit http://www.TheNationalCampaign.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13489133.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Adults at Risk for Diabetes Double Activity Levels
2. Spa Menu Based on Precious Jewels Complements New Wellness Suites at Adults-Only Casa Velas Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
3. Including Kids, Inc. CCI Age Cap Removal Could Lead to Increased Job Opportunities for Young Adults with Autism
4. Poppits, Toothpaste Pods for Kids and Adults, Announces New Environmentally-friendly Toothpaste is Now Available for Pre-order
5. Dr. Parul Kohli Provides Insight into the Importance of Strength Training for Older Adults
6. Austin Sports Medicine Practice Challenges Adults to Thirty Minutes of Physical Activity Every Day during the Month of May
7. Park Agencies Insurance & Financial Services Fundraises for Lakemary Center on Behalf of Local Children and Adults with Disabilities
8. Blind Adults Learn Native Gesture Patterns By Learning To Speak A Language, Researchers Find
9. Dallas Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases
10. Social Media Use Associated With Depression in Young Adults According to New Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
11. Jusino Insurance Services Partners with Austin Special Chicago to Provide Art Program for Adults with Disabilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... East Los Angeles dentist, Ramin Assili DDS , comments ... happens to a woman during pregnancy can have profound effects on a developing fetus, ... on a baby’s long-term health. This study, which was performed at the University of ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... Torrance, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... treatments. Smile aesthetics can be one of the most noticeable aspects of a person’s ... approachable. While not everyone is born with beautiful, balanced teeth, everyone can have the ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... & Sexual Medicine Specialists, in collaboration with the Fertility Center of California, is ... care: PESA (percutaneous epidydimal sperm aspiration) and TESA (percutaneous testicular sperm extraction). These ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... SALISBURY, MD. (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 ... ... their crop, according to a recent review of government data released by the ... continuous improvement in management practices, Maryland’s soybean farmers have increased their productivity on ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... Lake Tahoe, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... seeking 10,000 qualified mental health professionals in every state across the country to join ... an easy and rewarding way for therapists to reach a substantially greater number of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... -- Less than a month ago, amateur hackers executed an ... hospital networks, in over 150 countries. The ... online extortion attempts ever recorded. With the increasing complexity ... that providers understand where the risks lie, and how ... many other very real cyber threats.  ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... GAITHERSBURG, Md. , June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., ... the second of two Phase 2 trials of its RSV ... women of child bearing age have been published in the ... this publication have been shared in prior scientific conferences). The ... trial in April 2014. Novavax is developing the RSV F ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study showed that ... in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved progression-free survival ... women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor ... relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy (median PFS, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: