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• During the year 2007, Florida teenagers between the age of 15-19 accounted for 23,602 cases of sexually transmitted disease.

Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease

• During the year 2007, teenagers accounted for over one third of all sexually transmitted disease cases in the state of Florida.

Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease

• One in four sexually active female teenagers in Florida acquires a sexually transmitted disease.

Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease

• In 2007, Chlamydia cases increased by over 5000.

Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease

• In 2007 data displayed that, 14,869 teenagers in Florida between the ages 15 and 19 have become pregnant.

Florida Vital Statistics

• Female Chlamydia rates are higher in woman aged 15 to 19 than all the other age categories.

(CDC, 2007) STD trends report

• Gonorrhea rates have increased 17.1 percent between 2003 to 2007.

(CDC, 2007) STD trends report

• Teen childbearing in the U.S cost tax payers at least 9.1 billion.

Centers for Disease Control

• In the United States more than 19 million STD infections occur annually. Half of them are contracted by youth ages 15 to 24.

Center for Disease Control Trends in Reportable STDs “General Research” in U.S. 2003

 

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