Study says 1 in 4 Teen Girls have HPV

POSTED: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 6:19pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:59am

TYLER - A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in four teenage girls have the Human Papaloma Virus. The study also says that twenty four percent of girls from the age group of fourteen to nineteen have a sexually transmitted disease or infection. HPV being the most prevalent and Chlamydia second. This adds fuel to the debate for sexual education in schools. One local doctor says educating children is key.

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It's not self inflicted - you catch it. I guess we do still need education! But obvioulsy abstainance only isn't working, so you are right, there, that education isn't the key.

What a disgrace to our nation! People are calling for "Education", but little mention is made of restraint and self control. One quarter of our young women have a self inflicted desease, and very few seem concerned. I think the economy should rank very low in reason for concern when compared to this situation.

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