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7 Helpful Facts For Teen Girls


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STDs
Condoms can help prevent a number of STDs.
Condoms can help prevent a number of STDs.
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Almost four million cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur among teenagers every year, according to the CDC.  STDs are spread by sexual intercourse or genital contact. You can contract an STD from having oral sex with an infected partner. Because STDs often cause no symptoms (especially in girls and women), health care professionals recommend that sexually active girls and women routinely be tested or screened for STDs.

 


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