STD

STD Rates Among St. Louis-Area Teens Astoundingly High

Melba Moore, St. Louis City Health Commissioner, said her department wants to do more to education young people about protection.

01/13/2014

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Illinois House Passes Changes To Sex Education

Under the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.

04/30/2013

Healthcare

St. Louis Still Ranks High in STDs

An annual report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing the city in 2011 ranked second for chlamydia and gonorrhea rates and 16th for syphilis rates.

12/14/2012

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Pediatricians Recommend Boys Get the HPV vaccine

The infection usually doesn’t cause any symptoms and goes away on its own. But certain types of the virus may cause genital warts and in some cases cancer.

02/28/2012

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