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Sexual health education is one of the factors that has led to a dramatic drop in adolescent pregnancy since the 1990s. Paradoxically, though, rates of sexually transmitted-infections (STI) in the adolescent population during that period soared. The educational deficit appears to be a lack of understanding of both short- and long-term health risks that STIs pose, and conflation of contraceptive effectiveness with STI prevention. This project sought to develop an inexpensive, office-based education product that would aid practitioner-adolescent patient discussion and facilitate follow-up in the family medicine setting.
Evergreen Family Health
STI, STD, adolescent, risk, Vermont
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Gwilliam, J C., "The Facts - Your Choice: STD Risk Information for the Adolescent Patient" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 246.