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"(STDs) Found in Quarter of Teenage Girls"

Public Health STD's 2008

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#1 sierraleone


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:49 PM



The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Nearly half the African-Americans in the study of teenagers ages 14 to 19 were infected with at least one of the diseases monitored in the study — human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, genital herpes and trichomoniasis, a common parasite.

The 50 percent figure compared with 20 percent of white teenagers...

Among the infected women, 15 percent had more than one of the diseases.
The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, said the new findings “emphasize the need for real comprehensive sex education.”

“The national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure,” Ms. Richards said, “and teenage girls are paying the real price.”
The 838 participants in the study were chosen at random with standard statistical techniques. Of the women asked, 96 percent agreed to submit vaginal swabs for testing.

I wonder if any studies where done on young men.
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#2 SparkyCola

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:09 PM


I wonder if any studies where done on young men.

I was wondering that too, when I read this article on BBC. It's odd isn't it? :eh:
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#3 RobL


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:13 PM

Some dirty old men with Dr. as a title probably just wanted to poke around inside the private parts of young teenage girls, so they didn't look at boys.

Bring back Darthsikle!

#4 QueenTiye


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:26 PM

Utterly depressing statistic... :(


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