A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection that is passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in every four young women between the ages of 14 and 19 in the United States has at least one sexually transmitted disease. STDs can cause cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and HIV/AIDS, among other illnesses. Living with Sexually Transmitted Diseases provides all the information teens need to understand this sensitive topic, including conditions, causes, prevention, and available treatments. Helpful sidebars, appendixes, and further reading guide additional exploration, and real life examples throughout the book illustrate the impact of living with an STD. This informative new guide includes up to date information on chlamydia, hepatitis, syphilis, paying for care, and much more.
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