Navigation Links
One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
Date:11/23/2009

Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

MONDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in four U.S. teenage girls have had a sexually transmitted disease (STD), many infected soon after their first sexual encounter, a new government report shows.

"The high burden of STDs among teen girls reminds us that we can't ignore this," said study author Dr. Sami L. Gottlieb, from the division of sexually transmitted disease prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention.

"Sexual health is an important part of the overall health and well-being of teenagers," Gottlieb added. "For too long, we as a nation have been far too squeamish about sexual health issues for teens, but we owe it to our kids to get over it."

The report is published online Nov. 23 and in the December print issue of the journal Pediatrics.

For the study, Gottlieb's team collected data on 838 teen girls aged 14 to 19. Using samples provided by the teens, the researchers looked for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, herpes simplex virus type 2 and human papillomavirus (HPV).

The study authors found that 24.1 percent of the girls had one of these STDs and among girls who were sexually experienced, 37.7 percent had an STD. HPV was the most common infection (18.3 percent), followed by chlamydia (3.9 percent).

Moreover, in the year after having their first sexual experience and with only one sex partner, 19.2 percent of the teens developed an STD, Gottlieb's group found.

To counter these problems, teens need to have early sex education, Gottlieb noted. "The vast majority of people have sex for the first time during their teenage years, so we need them to be prepared," she said.

In addition, Gottlieb believes that 11- and 12-year-old girls should get the HPV vaccine. "We have an effective and
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
2. Pitt study shows linkage between teen girls weight and sexual behavior
3. UIC study finds girls aware of HPV vaccines benefits
4. Girls on the Run Inspires Girls to Recognize and Achieve Their Potential Through the Power of Running
5. Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
6. You Can Thrive! Burlesque Show Celebrates the Girls and the Women Who Are Battling to Keep Them
7. Girls violence on the rise
8. Video: Teen Girls Less Active, but Triple Play Program Bucks Trend
9. Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
10. Girls Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows
11. How adolescent girls manage stress
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Best Drug ... that having family close by during a stay ... whether or not the process is successful, has ... website at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/success-stories/ . , The new ... testimonials from several Best Drug Rehabilitation graduates who ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... Management, announced the latest results of the 4th ... the "Source-to-Pay” suite model. , Every day ... supplier data, contracts, expense forms etc. To meet ... deploying "Source-to-Pay" (S2P) suites which can be defined ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nature, not nurture, may ... individual chimpanzees, a new study finds. "As is ... to cognitive [thinking] abilities in chimpanzees," William Hopkins of ... in a news release from the journal Current ... into the evolution of intelligence in humans, Hopkins, team ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Teens who are sensitive to light or noise ... symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study ... exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in ... about when to return to play and what accommodations ... Lisa Koehl and Dong Han, of the University of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities ... for your own relationship, a new study suggests. High ... couple, even if the couple is in a long-term relationship, ... users. In turn, that friction can lead to cheating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Launches New Success Stories Section of Website 2Health News:‘Source-to-Pay’ e-Procurement Is Real Performance Driver for Purchasing Departments 2Health News:‘Source-to-Pay’ e-Procurement Is Real Performance Driver for Purchasing Departments 3Health News:Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes 2Health News:Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion 2Health News:Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away? 2Health News:Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away? 3
... able to be filtered from human blood saving the ... innovation by Queensland University// of Technology scientists. ... for nanofiltration, which are so advanced they have the ... ,Associate Professor Huaiyong Zhu, from QUT's ...
... Sudan reported 1129 suspected cases of meningococcal disease including 96 ... ,In a one week period from 4 to ... deaths were reported. However, delayed and irregular reporting as well ... determining whether districts in these areas have reached the epidemic ...
... so far returned home after failing to find suitable employment// ... live with rats, cockroaches and scrounge for free meals in ... to India is since April 2006 when changes were made ... medical community in court but a judicial review was disallowed ...
... Hopkins brain scientists have found why some powerful drugs ... weight rather than develop complications like diabetes and heart ... of antipsychotics to natural brain chemicals that trigger appetite,” ... the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Our identification of ...
... Oregon study has found that young men who have never ... person’s recounting of child sexual abuse. ,The study ... of Women Quarterly – also finds that males with high ... they happened at all, were not harmful to the victim. ...
... A new study shows that eating ‘eatable’ portions of watercress every ... Scientists led by Dr. Ian Rowland, from the University of Ulster, ... , The study involved 30 men and 30 women, ... were given 85g of watercress the popular leafy vegetable used in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:QUT Scientists on the Way to Sifting Out a Cure for HIV 2Health News:Indian Doctors Return Home from Britain, More on the Way 2Health News:Indian Doctors Return Home from Britain, More on the Way 3Health News:Scientists Uncover Cause of Antipsychotic Drug Weight Gain 2Health News:Never-Betrayed Men Less Likely to Indulge in Child Sex Abuse 2Health News:Never-Betrayed Men Less Likely to Indulge in Child Sex Abuse 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of ... into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the ... MiE and BC Technical announced today ... to establish BC Technical as the service and systems ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB:DRIO), developer of ... appointment of Professor Richard B. Stone ... Directors. Prof. Stone brings over forty-five ... as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist public, company officer ... He currently serves on the board of directors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) Benefiting from ... China,s orthopedic instrument industry has seen ... rising from 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 to 9.85 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3
... affordable, high-quality light guide cables work in ... provide optimal brightness during a number of ... give you the flexibility and ease-of-use necessary ... is fully-autoclavable so they can be easily ...
The Linvatec 3mm and 5mm Universal Light Guides are autoclavable. They offer flexibility, superior light transmission, and universal fittings in a lightweight package....
ACMI™ offers an assortment of fiberoptic light guides, high transmission autoclavable fiberoptic light guides, and light guide adapters to connect our scopes to other manufacturers' light sourc...
... Series Image Processing Video Camera is the ... specialties. This camera incorporates programmable head buttons ... enhancement, gain, and white balance to be ... and adjustable picture level control allow you ...
Medicine Products: