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Study: 25 Percent of Teens Have STDs

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Study: 25 Percent of Teens Have STDs

Study: 25 Percent of Teens Have STDs

Study: 25 Percent of Teens Have STDs

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A new study finds that one out of every four teen girls has a sexually transmitted disease. Madeleine Brand talks to John Douglas, director of the Center for Disease Control's division of STD prevention, about the findings and why African-American girls are the hardest hit.

Then a panel of teens from Youth Radio discuss why they think STDs are so widespread among girls their age.