What puts teens at risk for pregnancy also puts them at risk for STIs and HIV.
Women 14 to 24 years old have the highest rates of chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). Many women who get chlamydia once, often get it again—that is, they have a “recurring infection.”
Virginity pledges are promises made by adolescents and young adults to wait for sex until marriage. Researchers studied whether adolescents who took virginity pledges had lower sexually transmitted infection (STI).