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Earlier first sexual intercourse tied to higher risk of STIs

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – For adolescents, earlier age of sexual initiation is tied to a dramatically higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to a new study in South Korea. “We are suggesting parents should worry about how and why (kids) would have sex at such an early age, not just the fact they are doing it,” said lead author Seo Yoon Lee of the Institute of Health Services Research at Yonsei University in Seoul. In Korea, parents are avoiding the conversation about sex and the content of sex education has not changed over the last 10 years, even as kids have more and more access to sexual materials online at younger ages, Lee told Reuters Health by email.
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HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: study

HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: studyDespite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, US researchers said Monday. The findings by a team of experts at Harvard Medical School and the University of Southern California are published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association. Health authorities recommend the vaccine for pre-teen and teenage boys and girls as a way to prevent HPV, which can go undetected and lead to cancers of the cervix, anus, penis, mouth and throat. Vaccination rates have been slowly rising in the years since 2006, when the vaccine was introduced.



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HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: study

University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in MiamiDespite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, US researchers said Monday. The findings by a team of experts at Harvard Medical School and the University of Southern California are published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association. Health authorities recommend the vaccine for pre-teen and teenage boys and girls as a way to prevent HPV, which can go undetected and lead to cancers of the cervix, anus, penis, mouth and throat. Vaccination rates have been slowly rising in the years since 2006, when the vaccine was introduced.



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Condoms Behind Bars: A Modest Proposal to Cut STIs in Calif. Prisons

Condoms Behind Bars: A Modest Proposal to Cut STIs in Calif. PrisonsCondoms Behind Bars: A Modest Proposal to Cut STIs in Calif. Prisons



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Facebook Community Can Help Cut STIs

Young adults at risk for getting a sexually acquired infection were more likely to use a condom if they followed a social media’s sex education campaign. Katherine Harmon reports.
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