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But the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking communities, educators, parents and doctors to step up in making this form of contraception more available to teens."Although abstinence of sexual activity is the most effective method for prevention of pregnancy and STIs (sexually transmitted infections), young people should be prepared for the time when they will become sexually active," several doctors wrote in a policy statement published Monday in the organization's journal Pediatrics.FULL POST Just one dose of the HPV vaccine Cervarix appears to provide enough of an immune response to protect women from two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) and ultimately cervical cancer, according to a new study published Monday. The infection, transmitted through genital contact, is the primary cause of cervical cancer, which affects about 10,300 women in the United States each year.HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to the U. It causes about 275,000 deaths annually worldwide and is a leading cause of cancer deaths among women in low-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.Cities including New York, Toronto, and San Francisco have launched public awareness campaigns to promote vaccination, but the authors also call on physicians to assess the risk to their patients and discuss the strain. In fact, in New York City last year, men who have sex with men were 50 times more likely than the general population to be infected with the virus, according to city health officials.Since August 2010, 22 cases have been reported in New York City among men who have sex with men. FULL POST There are about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year in the United States, costing some billion in direct medical costs, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.But "CDC used conservative assumptions in generating its estimates, so the true numbers of STIs in the United States may be even higher than estimated." FULL POST The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV).But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers – notably, cervical cancer.
At least half of all sexually active males and females have had HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The survey showed that those who reported receiving a sext, were six times more likely to report being sexually active than teens who hadn't received a sext.