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18 December 2009

STIs common in teens

Among teenage girls living in cities, about half acquire at least one of three common sexually transmitted infections within two years of becoming sexually active.

Among teenage girls living in cities, about half acquire at least one of three common sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis - within two years of becoming sexually active, a new study has found.

Subsequent sexually transmitted infections (not necessarily the same type) were diagnosed within two years after an initial sexually transmitted infection in about 75% of the girls, and within four years in 92% of the girls, according to the report in the Archives of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

 
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