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When talking with your teen about STDs, gender specific conversations can be helpful. At the clinic teens can be screened for a variety of tests which could be a blood test, urine test, or swab of urethra or cervix. Risky Behaviors Sexual Activity: The good news is more teens are choosing to delay sex (about 50% of teens 9th-12th grade). A significant amount of teens who do have sex are not using condoms or contraception that reduces the risk of pregnancy or STDs.
However, the number of teens who use condoms has increased over the decades. Youth Risk Behavior Survey provides reliable reports about sexual behavior by state, age, ethnicity, and other factors.
Decision-making Research on the adolescent brain help explain why teens make risky decisions.
New HIV infections are up 40% over the past three years.
To combat these disturbing trends, Mayor Nutter and the Philadelphia Public Health Department have launched a new initiative that uses free condoms – in fact, the Philadelphia designed Freedom Condom — to encourage teens to have safe sex.