Teens With STDs Are Lying About Having Sex, Among Other Things
You know how kids will be kids? And teens will be teens? And adults, certain adults, that is, will be "adults" and enforce a "program" of abstinence over teaching teens that if they are going to have sex they should at least be a little careful about it and, like, use protection? Well, certain teens who haven't, most likely, used that protection have ended up with STDs -- and yet, mysteriously, claim they never had sex in the first place.
According to a new report published in Pediatrics, more than 10 percent of young adults with a lab-confirmed STD (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trich) claimed they'd abstained from sex in the 12 months before they were tested. We're guessing they also lied about taking the car without permission and whether their math homework was actually done.
In other news, teens: If you're having sex, use condoms. So much better to be honest about that than to have to tell your parents you have an STD.