Teen ignorance and apathy

A highly vulnerable but frequently overlooked group at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is young, often teenage, boys.

They use condoms poorly or infrequently, they are less frequent attendees than young women to the GP, and they believe they are bulletproof: despite 25—50% of Year 10—12 students being sexually active, only one in four, at most, believe they are at risk of an STI.

When young men actually do visit the GP, they uncommonly present with