Chicago—A quarter of teenaged girls have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and addressing this problem is hindered by a lack of STD screening in contraceptive services for teens and young women, according to reports presented at the 2008 National STD Prevention Conference held here in March.
However, some investigators offered encouraging findings from innovative programs in schools and other settings that screen for STDs, offer treatments, and identify those most at risk for these infections.
Hampton T. Researchers Seek Ways to Stem STDs. JAMA. 2008;299(16):1888–1889. doi:10.1001/jama.299.16.1888
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