CDC: One in four teens has an STI

May 2008
Contemporary Sexuality;May2008, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p11
The article reports on a study which was conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey found that one in four females in the United States between the ages of 14 and 19 is infected with at least one of the most common sexually transmitted infections including the human papilloma virus, herpes and trichomoniasis, and that African American females were the most severely affected. . The study was the first of its kind to examine the prevalence of common sexually transmitted diseases among young U.S. women.


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