Sex Infections Found in Quarter of Teenage Girls

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  1. Principessa

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    Everybody tells their daughters not to get pregnant out of wedlock. But how many parents tell their sons not to go around making babies and fucking anything in a skirt?


    March 12, 2008

    Sex Infections Found in Quarter of Teenage Girls

    By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN

    The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    Nearly half the African-Americans in the study of teenagers ages 14 to 19 were infected with at least one of the diseases monitored in the study — human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, genital herpes and trichomoniasis, a common parasite.

    The 50 percent figure compared with 20 percent of white teenagers, health officials and researchers said at a news conference at a scientific meeting in Chicago.

    The two most common sexually transmitted diseases, or S.T.D.’s, among all the participants tested were HPV, at 18 percent, and chlamydia, at 4 percent, according to the analysis, part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

    Each disease can be serious in its own way. HPV, for example, can cause cancer and genital warts.
    Among the infected women, 15 percent had more than one of the diseases.

    Women may be unaware they are infected. But the diseases, which are infections caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites, can produce acute symptoms like irritating vaginal discharge, painful pelvic inflammatory disease and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy. The infections can also lead to longterm ailments like infertility and cervical cancer.
    The survey tested for specific HPV strains linked to genital warts and cervical cancer.

    Officials of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the findings underscored the need to strengthen screening, vaccination and other prevention measures for the diseases, which are among the highest public health priorities.
    About 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year among all age groups in the United States.

    “High S.T.D. infection rates among young women, particularly young African-American women, are clear signs that we must continue developing ways to reach those most at risk,” said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr., who directs the centers’ division of S.T.D. prevention.

    The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, said the new findings “emphasize the need for real comprehensive sex education.”
    “The national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure,” Ms. Richards said, “and teenage girls are paying the real price.”

    Although earlier annual surveys have tested for a single sexually transmitted disease in a specified population, this is the first time the national study has collected data on all the most common sexual diseases in adolescent women at the same time. It is also the first time the study measured human papillomavirus.

    Dr. Douglas said that because the new survey was based on direct testing, it was more reliable than analyses derived from data that doctors and clinics sent to the diseases center through state and local health departments.

    “What we found is alarming,” said Dr. Sara Forhan, a researcher at the centers and the lead author of the study.
    Dr. Forhan added that the study showed “how fast the S.T.D. prevalence appears.”

    “Far too many young women are at risk for the serious health effects of untreated S.T.D.’s, ” she said.

    The centers conducts the annual study, which asks a representative sample of the household population a wide range of health questions. The analysis was based on information collected in the 2003-4 survey.

    Extrapolating from the findings, Dr. Forhan said 3.2 million teenage women were infected with at least one of the four diseases.

    The 838 participants in the study were chosen at random with standard statistical techniques. Of the women asked, 96 percent agreed to submit vaginal swabs for testing.
    The findings and specific treatment recommendations were available to the participants calling a password-protected telephone line. Three reminders were sent to participants who did not call.

    Health officials recommend treatment for all sex partners of individuals diagnosed with curable sexually transmitted diseases. One promising approach to reach that goal is for doctors who treat infected women to provide or prescribe the same treatment for their partners, Dr. Douglas said. The goal is to encourage men who may not have a physician or who have no symptoms and may be reluctant to seek care to be treated without a doctor’s visit.

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  2. ManlyBanisters

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    Pretty much every mother of every guy I ever slept with up to age 20 or so!! (Maybe it's just an Irish thing)

    Best reported mother / son conversation, from my 18 yo bf when I was 16:

    Her: Are you sleeping with that young girl?
    Him: Yeah...
    Her: Well don't!

    (I'm happy to say he ignored her :smile:)
     
  3. Phil Ayesho

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    Well... I merely told my sons to be responsible, to wrap their racsals, and that if they ever knocked a girl up I would tear off their arms and beat them to death....

    Is that good enough?

    ( I also taught them that if they were gonna have sex with a woman, that they should ensure she had 20 orgasms to each one of theirs....)
     
  4. ManlyBanisters

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    Can I have your sons' numbers, please? :rolleyes::biggrin1:
    (j/k baby, j/k)
     
  5. DC_DEEP

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    Well, that's proof that the "Abstinence-only, Just Say No" approach to comprehensive sex & health education is working, right?

    Also, a member-who-shall-not-be-named would dispute you on this, and say that STDs really are not an issue with heterosexual teens, it's those gays (whom we all know are all promiscuous, and none of whom use any protection at all) who are spreading all the diseases.
     
  6. visceraltuning

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    Why didn't you go off on some rant about Aids, Africa, monogamy and securing clean water?

    BTW, aren't you concerned that if you beat your sons to death that there wouldn't be anybody to raise your grandchildren, since other ways of dealing with pregnancy do not appear to be an option in your way of life?

    Also, I hope that your sons don't really try to find women that can have a 20 orgasm to 1 ratio because they will probably end up with pregnant multiple orgasmic nymphos who I imagine wouldn't fit into your family very well.
     
  7. sexplease

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    If you're alive, you are quite likely to carry any number of transmitted (sexual or otherwise) diseases.

    Sex is good and good for you..Have fun..Play Safe
     
  8. Principessa

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    Kinda sorta, but not really. I think they may have known you weren't really going to rip off their arms. :rolleyes: I'll assume they were smart; but they may have just been lucky.
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    How about if parents tell their sons that if they get a girl pregnant, "You're dropping out of school, getting married, getting a job; and taking care of her and the child you chose to make together." :cool: Say it without smiling.

    Too often boys are allowed to get off scott free perhaps if they didn't, they would think twice about 'not' using condoms.
     
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    ^This is true.
    However, how many fourteen-year-old girls did you know with STDs growing up? There's a bigger issue -- having worked with young HIV+ people, I can tell you beyond safe sex education, many of the people lacked a sense of self-worth as well. Teaching safe sex in a frank and open manner is definitely necessary, but getting to the root of why an 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 year old is having sex, and with multiple partners, is important too.
     
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    This is the only reason I am glad to still be a virgin at age of 24, I never have to worry about this.
     
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    Exactly!! No sex. No worries!
     
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    Originally Posted by njqt466 http://www.lpsg.org/images36/buttons/viewpost.gif
    Everybody tells their daughters not to get pregnant out of wedlock. But how many parents tell their sons not to go around making babies and fucking anything in a skirt?


    Im a mom of three teenage boys, beleive me, i've told them!
    they know how much me and there dad would be very disapointed in them, it does happen, it depends on the parents

    Too often boys are allowed to get off scott free perhaps if they didn't, they would think twice about 'not' using condoms.
    My sons wouldn't be let off scot free, in any way shape or form!
     
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    Sex is a lot of fun, you have to be safe, and you have to know the person that your with, thats why, i don't pick up guys in a bar
     
  14. frizzle

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    How fucking hard is it to use a condom?
     
  15. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    Yes, it's always the guys!

    Maybe someone should read the thread about the natural promiscuity of women :rolleyes:.

    To say its just the guys fucking "anything in a skirt" is wrong. What it comes down to is bad parenting. Of both sexes
     
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    Has anyone done a study of STDs in teenage boys?

    They've got to be catching the bugs somewhere. It's all very well to condemn the girls, but last time I checked, sex takes at least two people, and the problem's not going to go away if people only deal with one side of the equation.
     
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