Fourteen Percent of Fourteen Year Old Female Teens Have an STI

A nationally representative survey of the prevalence of the five most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) revealed that 24% of US teenage women between the ages of 14 and 19 years old are infected with at least one STI. Additionally, half of all female adolescents in the study reported sexual experience. Prevalence of STI in those reporting only one sexual partner was 20% and those who reported 3 or more sexual partners had a 53% prevalence rate. 

PositiveTip: It is vital for parents to begin appropriate principle-based sex education for their girls long before they become teens.