What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Future) - Why STD Testing is Critical

December 16, 2014 7:55 PM

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Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases are estimated to occur every year in this country, half among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. As parents, healthcare providers, and policy makers this isn't something we can ignore.

CDC's latest national STD report, released today, makes it clear that young people continue to bear the brunt of America's STD epidemic, revealing far higher rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea than any other age group. These two infections alone accounted for more than 1.1 million diagnoses in young m...

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