Skip navigation

A newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that at least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study indicates that more than 3 million teen girls aged 14- to 19-years-old have an STD — the Human Papilloma Virus being the most common infection.

The study found the highest prevalence rate was among black girls – nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD, compared with 20 percent of white and Mexican-American teens. Among sexually active teens, the rate was 40 percent.Read more

I find myself agreeing with Justin Thomas

I don’t want to be naive, but this has just doesn’t sound right to me. 1 in 4 have an STD??

I confess that I’ve been suspicious of teenage sex surveys ever since middle school, when guys in my class were eagerly filling in the bubbles indicating multiple partners when, in reality, they were still trying to get up the nerve to actually go and first talk to a member of the opposite sex.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: