Watchwoman on the Wall

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1 in 4 teen girls has sexually transmitted disease

posted by Donna Calvin

Virus that causes cervical cancer most common, government study finds

CHICAGO — Startling government research on teenage girls and sexually transmitted diseases sends a blunt message to kids who think they’re immune: It’s liable to happen to you or someone you know.

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found at least one in 4 teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease.

The most common one is a virus that can cause cervical cancer, and the second most common can cause infertility. Nearly half the black teens in the study had at least one sexually transmitted infection, versus 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens.

The study, released Tuesday at an STD prevention conference, has adolescent-health specialists pointing to possible reasons and offering potential solutions.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23574940/ns/health-childrens_health/t/teen-girls-has-sexually-transmitted-disease/#.TlQj612iTSE



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Joe Clarke

posted August 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm


I also read in this story that the lib intelligentsia was convinced that the problem stems from NOT ENOUGH SEX EDUCATION. Planned Parenthood agrees. Its good for business. More sex ed equals more sex equals more abortions.



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Steven

posted August 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm


This is disturbing in the extreme. If the girls have these STD’s, so do the boys. The lack of basic Christian morality is disturbing in a nation where 85%+ claim to believe in God. The church has failed in its role, largely by not talking about sin.



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