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Teens who don't have sex still at risk for HPV infection

Teens who don't have sex still at risk for HPV infection | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Even girls who have not had sexual intercourse are at risk for infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study shows..

 

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease

 that is most commonly passed between people during vaginal or anal intercourse. But it can also be transmitted through genital-to-genital, or hand-to-genital contact, which is how the participants in the study likely got the virus, the researchers said. Out of the more than 40 sexually transmitted HPV strains, more than a dozen have been identified as cancer-causing, according to the National Cancer Institute
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Teen birth rates and education

Teen birth rates and education | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Life has its challenges to overcome, ups and downs and passages to get safely through, but for the most part, if we work at it, life is good.

 

This newspaper examines teen pregnancy in a series starting today and continuing for the next two Sundays. We hope you read every word, and make sure the teens in your home read every word. Their happiness may depend on it... 

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