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Health Agencies Update
January 26, 2016

Public Health Campaign Focuses on Teen Sexual Health

JAMA. 2016;315(4):336. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.19187

About 1 of 4 sexually active teenage girls are infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus (HPV), and moreover teenagers and young adults of both sexes aged 15 to 24 years accounted for two-thirds of reported chlamydial infections in 2014 (http://1.usa.gov/1IKjMZN).

In an effort to increase teenage girls’ awareness of STIs and decrease the number of teenagers with these infections, the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health (OWH) has developed a new public health campaign for teenagers, Know the Facts First (http://1.usa.gov/1O0xbPK).

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