A new CDC study estimates that one in four 26 percent young women between the ages of 14 and 19 in the United States — or 3. The study, presented today at the National STD Prevention Conference, is the first to examine the combined national prevalence of common STDs among adolescent women in the United States, and provides the clearest picture to date of the overall STD burden in adolescent women. Nearly half of the young African-American women 48 percent were infected with an STD, compared to 20 percent of young white women. Douglas, Jr. CDC recommends annual chlamydia screening for sexually active women under the age of
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Sexually transmitted diseases STDs are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. The best way to prevent your son or daughter from contracting an STD is to advise them to abstain from any type of sexual contact with another person. However, if they decide to become sexually active, or are currently sexually active, there are several precautionary measures to follow, recommended by experts, to help reduce your adolescent's risk of developing a sexually transmitted disease. These include:. Delay having sexual relationships as long as possible; the younger a person is when they begin to have sex for the first time, the more susceptible they become to developing an STD.
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Talking to your teen or pre-teen about sex can certainly be uncomfortable, but it can help them make smart decisions and protect themselves from unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIs, previously called Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Based on the national survey data almost half of all 9th to 12th graders have engaged in sexual intercourse at least once. Teens are particularly at risk for STIs because their feelings of invincibility make them prone to engage in unprotected sex. That is why almost 10, people between the age of 13 and 24 were diagnosed with HIV in