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One Quarter of American Teen Girls Have STDs

Children's Health

One Quarter of American Teen Girls Have STDs

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A new federal study reveals that one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease. Brenda Wilson, NPR science correspondent, and Dr. Charles Wibbelsman, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on adolescence, answer questions about the startling findings and offer suggestions for helping teens with prevention and treatment.