Oleg Apolikhin, the chief freelance specialist in reproductive health of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, said that most Russians begin to have sex at the age of 16-17. According to him, this affects childbirth: it takes a long time before marriage, so some people accumulate a number of sexually transmitted diseases. Roman Panov, urologist, andrologist and sexologist with twenty years of experience, shared his expert opinion on this matter:
“It is unclear where this expert took the age of 16-17. This contradicts all the statistics that the same Ministry of Health published earlier, and it contradicts common sense. We have children, doctors have a practice. All this, of course, contradicts Apolikhin's data. There are big questions about how it was counted, who was interviewed, and so on. This is what the observations suggest: the average age of sexual debut is declining. For example, in the late 90s, when I was just starting my private practice, it was about the age of 19, even 20 years. What happened then - only God knows. Between 1999 and 2006, there was a sharp decline in the age of sexual debut.
I just started a wave of requests from guys, and my colleagues - from girls who lost their virginity at the age of 16. The calls were all standard: it hurts, itches, drips. This indicates indirectly that sex was shown to children born in the early 90s, and they forgot to tell how to use it. Then pornography poured into the young country, which, of course, encouraged experiments with the body. But condoms were not shown there, and it was somehow embarrassing to tell parents about them. So young children, brought by their parents, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and ureoplasmosis, came to our clinics.
And then it only gets worse. Undermined health, up to infertility and abortion. Now, even though they have learned to use condoms, men still come to me, bringing their 15-year-old sons by the hand. You talk to him, you find out who you slept with, how. And it turns out that the partners are the same: 14-15-16 years old.
I don't see a big problem in this, now almost everything is being treated, but the thing is that you need to treat it on time. And if a person does not know that he is sick? For example, chlamydia can live in the body for years, not manifesting itself at all, then once - and an ectopic pregnancy. The same is with ureoplasmosis, which is generally considered a "childhood disease" because almost everyone who started having sex at school gets it. Complications there are even "better": infertility, both male and female."