About. STD Epidemic.
Thank you for coming to visit stdepidemic.com. If you are a teenager, learning about this could save your life. If you are a parent of a teenager, this site will help to equip you for some difficult challenges, present and future.
EACH AND EVERY DAY, 8,000 + teens contract a new STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). Eighty-five percent do not know they have it. What can we do about it?
The Rules Have Changed confronts and helps us understand the medical facts necessary to enable and equip teens to make the right choices.
Epidemic - How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids, written by Dr. Meg Meeker, gives parents vital information about teen STDs in America today.
Research. Depression / Suicide.
"Sexually Active Teenagers Are More Likely to be Depressed and to Attempt Suicide" by Robert E. Rector, Kirk A. Johnson, PH.D, and Lauren R. Noyes. Publication # CDA03-04 June 3, 2003, Heritage Foundation, Washington., D.C.
"Rejection pains brain, study says; Heartache may cause as much distress as injury." St. Louis Post Dispatch, page 1A. October 10. 2003.
"Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Prevention" Workshop Summary, June 12-13, Hyatt Dulles Airport, Herndon, VA. Summary report was prepared by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, July 20, 2001. Tape recordings of the Workship can be obtained from Audio Transcripts, LTd, 3660-B Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304, Conference #1561, June 12-13, 2000.
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