1 in 5 Teen Girls Get STDs From 1st Sex Partner

A new government report has shown that one in four U.S. teen girls have had a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many of the girls became infected shortly after their first sexual encounter.

The study, which was printed in Pediatrics, found that 24.1 percent of surveyed girls got STDs such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, herpes simplex virus type 2 and human papillomavirus (HPV), reports Health Daily. The information was collected from 838 girls between the ages of 14 and 19.

According to the report, HPV was the most common infection (18.3 percent), followed by chlamydia (3.9 percent). Nearly 20 percent of teen girls developed an STD after having sex with their first and only sex partner.

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