Youth STD Cases Soar, Report Says; Half Having Sex Infected by 25

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), February 25, 2004 | Go to article overview

Youth STD Cases Soar, Report Says; Half Having Sex Infected by 25


Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Sexually transmitted diseases have become so pervasive among the nation's youth that one out of every two sexually active young people can expect to become infected by age 25, a new report says.

Young women are more at risk than young men because the infections can "silently" hide in the female reproductive tract, according to the study by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sexually active teens ages 15 to 19 have the highest STD rates of any age group, and nearly half of the 18.9 million new STD cases in 2000 were among youths ages 15 to 24, the study says.

The 14 public health experts who prepared the report said the best ways to avoid infection are to abstain from sex or remain in a monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner.

For youths who engage in sexual relations with many partners, reducing the number of partners and "correct and consistent use of a male latex condom" can reduce the risk of STD, writes Joan Cates, a researcher at the University of North Carolina and principal investigator of the report, "Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Futures: Youth and Sexually Transmitted Diseases."

The university's report is based on two new studies published by the Alan Guttmacher Institute.

One study about the prevalence of STD estimates the number of new cases has risen from 15 million a year in 1996 to 18.9 million a year in 2000.

Some 9. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Youth STD Cases Soar, Report Says; Half Having Sex Infected by 25
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.