News | Topic: STDs

Many Teens Don’t Realize Oral Sex Carries STD Risks, Poll Finds

Many American teens and young adults underestimate the risk of sexually transmitted infections from unprotected oral sex, and that’s especially true of young men, a new survey shows. Read the article here.

STDs Are Rising Among Teens. Can Video Games Help?

As the pandemic has driven learning online, some sex education game developers think this could be their moment. Read the article here.

1 In 5 Americans Has An STD: CDC

According to 2018 data, one in five people in the United States probably carries a sexually transmitted infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Read the article here.

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Another Epidemic Among Teens: STDs

2020 marks the fifth consecutive year of increasing rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis in the U.S.. Read the article here.

Four Emerging STDs That You Can’t Afford To Ignore

New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. Read the article here.

STDs Hit Record High, Resistant Gonorrhea Emerges

The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the rest of the article here.

HIV, Syphilis Cluster In Teens, Adults, Found In Milwaukee

New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016. Read the article here.

Close To Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

More than 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus, according to the first survey to look at the prevalence of the virus in the adult population.

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Here’s Why Teen STDs Are Hitting All-Time Highs

Lack of sex ed, fearlessness and not getting tested are to blame. Read the article from Time here.

The Netherlands Makes A Case for Sex Ed Starting in Kindergarten

In the Netherlands, sex education (referred to as “sexuality education”) starts as young as four years old in an effort to give young people the best possible information about sex and healthy relationships. And it’s paying off: the Netherlands has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world, five times lower than the U.S. (which does not require mandatory comprehensive sex education in all states).

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The American State of Teenage Sex in Three Charts

As President Obama cuts federal funding to abstinence-only programs, STDs remain common for young adults while the teen pregnancy rate drops.

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Tinder and Hook Up Apps Blamed for Rise in STDs

A recent uptick in STD cases follows the growing popularity over the last few years of hook up apps like Tinder, which tend to create more opportunities for casual and anonymous sexual encounters.

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Sex Attitudes and Behaviors Among European Youth

How comfortable are young people when it comes to talking about sex? MTV Knowing Youth asks this question and more as part of a recent survey.

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Vogue Tells Teens To Go To Planned Parenthood: “It Will Make a Difference in Your Lives”

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“In honor of Planned Parenthood’s National Day of Solidarity, Teen Vogue wanted to do something to show their gratitude toward the abortion giant and “how hard they work to keep all of us healthy,” by giving them a promotional article headlined “10 Girls Share How Planned Parenthood Made a Difference in Their Lives.”

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CDC: ‘Alarming’ Increase in STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis increased dramatically in 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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