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This could be posted in Humanities&Science, Body and Soul or Feminism but since it focusses on teens...
[url=http://tinyurl.com/ypaqg9]One in Four Women in Teens Have S.T.D.'s Study Finds[/url]By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, New York Times
The first national study of common sexually transmitted diseases among teenage women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, federal health officials reported on Tuesday.(...)The two most common sexually transmitted diseases (S.T.D.’s) among all the women tested were H.P.V. at 18 percent and chlamydia at 4 percent according to the analysis, which was part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.Among the infected women, 15 percent had more than one.(...)Comment: It bothers me that the CDC study did not also report on male teens. I understand that their objective is prevention of cervical cancer, but sending out the message that one guy in four has such an infection (if such is the case) - and can and will stick you with a potentially lethal disease if he can get away with it - might be even more effective than the traditional guilt assignation of STDs to women, esp. Afro-Americans.
[ 11 March 2008: Message edited by: martin dufresne ]