One in Four U.S. Female Teens Has a STI, Study Finds
A first-of-its-kind study by CDC found that 26% of U.S. female teens, or more than 3 million nationwide, have at least one sexually transmitted infection. Some physicians said the findings might reflect the negative side of abstinence-only sex education and teens' belief of invulnerability.
- "26 Percent of Female Teens Have a Sexually Transmitted Disease, Study Finds" (Sevrens Lyons, San Jose Mercury News, 3/12).