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STI History Among Adolescents

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A study has found that about one in 10 sexually active adolescents presenting to the ED appear to report a prior sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis, according to a study. Several factors increased the odds of patients offering a self-reported STI history, including female gender; older age; non-Caucasian race; not being enrolled in school; a medically related ED chief complaint; and inconsistent condom use.

Source: Journal of Emergency Medicine, May 4, 2015 (online).

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