Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among US Adolescents and Young Adults: Patterns, Clinical Considerations, and Prevention

Renee E Sieving, Janna R. Gewirtz O'Brien, Melissa Saftner, Taylor A. Argo

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Abstract

This article describes prevalence and recent trends in the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among young people in the United States. Common clinical presentations and best practices related to screening and treatment of these conditions are summarized. Clinical considerations for working with adolescents and young adults in the area of sexual and reproductive health are highlighted. Key approaches for sexually transmitted disease prevention with adolescents and young adults are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-225
Number of pages19
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Young adults

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

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