For some STDs, such as chlamydia, adolescent females may have increased Figure K. United States map showing rates of reported cases of chlamydia.
STDs in Adolescents and Young Adults - information from CDC. Talking with Your Teens about Sex: Going Beyond “the Talk” pdf icon(November 20, 2014) of the 2018 STD Surveillance Report statistics and data collection methods.
Today, two in five sexually active teen girls have had an STD that can cause infertility and even death. Also, though rates of HIV are very low among adolescents.
In 2012, gonorrhea rates were highest among adolescents and young adults. In 2012, the 1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year.