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The Checkup Archive: STDs

Teen birth rate hits historic low

The long decline in teen births, which had stalled for two years, seems to be back on track, federal health officials announced Wednesday.

By Rob Stein  | February 2, 2011; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Family Health, Kids' health, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Reproductive Health, STDs, Sex, Teens, Women's Health  
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Some young adults with STDs say they've never had sex

Still, the authors say, the findings suggest that physicians treating teens and young adults should perhaps use lab tests to screen all those patients for STDs, as screening only those that report they've been sexually active may lead to many cases going undiagnosed and untreated -- and ready to spread to others.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 3, 2011; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Reproductive Health, STDs, Sex, Teens  
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