How many teenagers in the United States are infected with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)?
A recent study published in the New York Times announced the following findings:
Almost 50% of African-American teenage women were infected with an STD (sexually transmitted disease), compared to approximately 20% of white teenage women.
This study was done on a national level, with just over 800 participants who agreed to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. They generalized the 800 participants to a national level, guessing that over 3 million teenage girls are infected with an STD (STI).
What do you think of this finding and this study? You can read about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/science/12std.html?ref=health
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