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Check this article our, 1 in 4 teenage girls has an std, jus PostThu May 16, 2013 2:21 am Offline
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Check this article our, 1 in 4 teenage girls has an std, just think what their like by the time they are in their 20's. Must be what that doors song was about. By the time their 30 most likely all are HIV postive. Though many lie as it is something that people are normally embarassed about. The majority that surround us in these circumstances may aswell have just taken a flesh light and pissed in it, through some blood in it, vinegar, garlic, maybe some old horse seamen, douche it out, repeat10 or more times and masturbated in it with some water baloons just above for boob simulation. Almost the exact same thing. check this article out.



CHICAGO (AP) — At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.
A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls ages 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls — nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20% among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

About half of the girls acknowledged ever having sex; among them, the rate was 40%. While some teens define sex as only intercourse, other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some infections.

For many, the numbers likely seem "overwhelming because you're talking about nearly half of the sexually experienced teens at any one time having evidence of an STD," said Dr. Margaret Blythe, an adolescent medicine specialist at Indiana University School of Medicine and head of the American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on adolescence.

But the study highlights what many doctors who treat teens see every day, Blythe said.

Dr. John Douglas, director of the CDC's division of STD prevention, said the results are the first to examine the combined national prevalence of common sexually transmitted diseases among adolescent girls. He said the data, from 2003-04, likely reflect current rates of infection.

"High STD rates among young women, particularly African-American young women, are clear signs that we must continue developing ways to reach those most at risk," Douglas said.

The CDC's Dr. Kevin Fenton said given that STDs can cause infertility and cervical cancer in women, "screening, vaccination and other prevention strategies for sexually active women are among our highest public health priorities."

The study by CDC researcher Dr. Sara Forhan is an analysis of nationally representative data on 838 girls who participated in a 2003-04 government health survey. Teens were tested for four infections: human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer and affected 18% of girls studied; chlamydia, which affected 4%; trichomoniasis, 2.5%; and herpes simplex virus, 2%.

Blythe said the results are similar to previous studies examining rates of those diseases individually.

The results were prepared for release Tuesday at a CDC conference in Chicago on preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

HPV can cause genital warts but often has no symptoms. A vaccine targeting several HPV strains recently became available, but Douglas said it likely has not yet had much impact on HPV prevalence rates in teen girls.

Chlamydia and trichomoniasis can be treated with antibiotics. The CDC recommends annual chlamydia screening for all sexually active women under age 25. It also recommends the three-dose HPV vaccine for girls aged 11-12 years, and catch-up shots for females aged 13 to 26.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has similar recommendations.

Douglas said screening tests are underused in part because many teens don't think they're at risk, but also, some doctors mistakenly think, '"Sexually transmitted diseases don't happen to the kinds of patients I see."'

Blythe said some doctors also are reluctant to discuss STDs with teen patients or offer screening because of confidentiality concerns, knowing parents would have to be told of the results.
Re: Check this article our, 1 in 4 teenage girls has an std, PostMon May 20, 2013 2:03 pm Offline
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Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:24 pm5686The Mormon Homeland
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Teens were tested for four infections: human papillomavirus, or HPV ... affected 18% of girls studied; chlamydia, which affected 4%; trichomoniasis, 2.5%; and herpes simplex virus, 2%.


The part I bolded is making this seem more terrible than it actually is.

HPV is extremely common among humans. There are many, many types of HPV and this article doesn't break down how much of that is of the strains that are seriously harmful to health. Many strains will run their course and it's not a lifetime infection like herpes. If 18% of teenage girls have it, that is way less than the general population. It's an infection that one is likely to contract anyway. If you've ever had a wart anywhere on your body, you've had a strain of HPV.

HPV also has an effective vaccination against the carcinogenic strains that more people need to get. It is only effective prior to exposure, so that's why you it is good practice to vaccinate adolescents.
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Re: Check this article our, 1 in 4 teenage girls has an std, PostTue May 28, 2013 4:46 pm Offline
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Re: Check this article our, 1 in 4 teenage girls has an std, PostTue Jun 18, 2013 1:19 am Offline
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Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:32 pm9640Sedro Woolley
Well, a big part of the problem is both teenage girls and boys are probably not being educated well enough about stds and protection. Another part of the problem is how girls are socialized in most cultures. Maybe guys don't realize this, but everything in this culture tells women and girls they have to bend over backwards to please boys and men..Hell to please everyone. Even though there is the huge double standard about how women and girls who have sex outside of commited relationships are sluts, and men who do the same thing are awesome, women are still taught to say yes when someone wants anything. And, taught to feel bad when they say no when someone asks them to do something. So, what do you think happens when a teenage girl starts dating a guy she really, really likes, and he wants to have sex? Some girls say no if they do not feel ready, but a lot of girls will agree to have sex because they don't want to loose the relationship.
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