Annotative bibliography: Sexuality in Today's Society

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Draft an annotative bibliography.
Choose ten quotations from your research paper. If they are complete sentences, list them as is; if they are part of a larger sentence, use an ellipsis to indicate which parts of the quotation are left out. Include the proper in-text citation after it. Write a brief paragraph explaining why you are using this quote and what it supports in your paper.
Step 2 Create a Works Cited page.
Develop a Works Cited page that includes all of your sources and follows the proper MLA style guidelines.
Assignment 6.3 Comp 2
Sexuality in today?s society
With the rise of awareness and spirituality, people are taking a different approach to these sensitive subjects. Our Pagan ancestor?s views on the subject were quite different because of the circumstances of the time and the connection with the natural ways of life. With life expectancy very short, having children as soon as you could bare them was a matter of survival. In early religious views, sexuality was actually thought to be sacred and brought one closer to divinity. This facilitated their connection with God and made it possible to receive revelations. Today?s social views on sex have been tainted with the more recent religious thoughts that it is a shameful act and that women in league with the devil, perpetuate this sin. Sex is something to be pushed into the dark recesses of our minds, something that is thought to be dirty and sinful.
We will be covering two of the many subjects related to sexuality. Erectile dysfunction also known as ED and sexually transmitted diseases or STD. These subjects get enough airwaves on the television and internet, is a constant subject of debate with different opinions and reactions.
Sexual dysfunctions cover a wide variety of problems, including erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature or delayed ejaculation in men, spasms of the vagina, pain with sexual intercourse, and problems with sexual desire (libido) and response. Men over age 65 are at higher risk for ED, although ED is not a normal part of aging. Decreased sexual desire is the most common complaint among women, affecting up to 43% of women. The problem may be psychological, physical, or a combination of both.
Signs and Symptoms:
Premature or delayed ejaculation in men
Erectile dysfunction (not being able to achieve or maintain an erection)
Pain during sex
Lack or loss of sexual desire
Lower urinary tract symptoms
Difficulty having an orgasm
Vaginal dryness
What Causes It? :
Sexual dysfunction can be temporary or long-lasting. Causes of sexual disorders vary and may include:
Age 65 and over in men
Some prescription medications, including some antidepressants
Hormonal imbalances
Drug abuse
Depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues
Stressful life events
Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and coronary heart disease
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by a group of infectious microorganisms that are transmitted mainly through sexual activity. These agents represent a costly, burdensome global public health problem. STDs can cause harmful, often irreversible, clinical complications, including reproductive health problems, fetal and perinatal health problems, and cancer, and they are also linked in a causal chain of events to the sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Although STDs are largely preventable through behavior modification and sound primary health care, they are under-recognized and under-appreciated as a public health problem by most healthcare providers, the general public, and healthcare policy makers. In 1997, the Institute of Medicine characterized STDs as "hidden epidemics of tremendous health and economic consequence" in the United States and advocated urgent national preventive action.
An estimated 333 million curable STDs occur annually worldwide. In the United States, STDs are among the most frequently reported infectious diseases nationwide. Each year an estimated 15 million new cases of STDs occur in Americans, including nearly 4 million infections in U.S. teenagers. The annual direct and indirect costs of the principal STDs, including sexually transmitted HIV infection, and their complications are estimated at $17 billion.
More than twenty-five bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and yeasts are considered sexually transmissible. Bacterial STDs include those caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea), Treponema pallidum (syphilis), Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid), and other common sexually transmitted organisms. Chlamydia and gonorrhea cause inflammatory reactions in the host. In women, these organisms can ascend into the upper reproductive tract where pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can cause irreparable damage to the reproductive organs and result in infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. In its early stages, syphilis causes painless genital ulcers and other infectious lesions. Left untreated, syphilis moves through the body in stages, damaging many organs over time. Chancroid is associated with painful genital lesions. In pregnant women, acute bacterial STDs can cause potentially fatal congenital infections or perinatal complications, such as eye and lung infections in the newborn. Effective single-dose antimicrobials can cure chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chancroid.
Viral STDs include the sexually transmitted viral infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection), herpes simplex virus type 2 (genital herpes), and human papillomavirus (HPV infection). Initial infections with these organisms may be asymptomatic or cause only mild symptoms. Treatable but not curable, viral STDs appear to be lifelong infections. HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Herpes causes periodic outbreaks of painful genital lesions. Some strains of HPV cause genital warts, and others are important risk factors for cervical dysplasia and invasive cervical cancer. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another acute viral illness that can be transmitted through sexual activity. Most persons who acquire HBV infection recover and have no complications, but it can sometimes become a chronic health problem.
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