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- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) - Life Stages and Populations: Adolescents and Young Adults
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
While STIs affect individuals of all ages, they take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the United States each year. The resources on this page provide information about the impact of STIs on youth, as well as resources for reaching this population.
- Talk with Your Teen About Preventing STDs
(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
- Leichliter JS, Copen C, Dittus PJ. Confidentiality Issues and Use of Sexually Transmitted Disease Services Among Sexually Experienced Persons Aged 15-25 Years - United States, 2013-2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66(9): 237-241. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6609a1.