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YIKES! Half of African-American Teen Girls Have a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Here is ANOTHER reason the church needs to start addressing STDs in the community (after 3 of not it). Urban radio needs to take note too… in four teenage girls in the is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, according to data released Tuesday by the CDC. The figures, based on research conducted in 2003 and 2004, show that nearly in five girls between 14 and 19 old is infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. About in 25 girls carries chlamydia, a sexually transmitted bacterium. The study also showed that nearly of adolescent African- girls are infected with an STD. Read more here