STDs But Never Had Sex?

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STDs But Never Had Sex?
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:47am

Of 14,000 people (whose mean age was about 22 years) included in a study published this morning in the journal Pediatrics, fully 10 percent of those who tested positive for one of three common STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea trichomoniasis) reported they hadn't had sex during the previous 12 months.

And 60 percent of that 10 percent said they'd never had sex at all.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/checkup/2011/01/young_adults_self-reported_sex.html

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 8:28pm

TODD SNIDER...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMQdtyot38s... Statistician's Blues

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 6:12pm

This article is a perfect example of misleading and a poorly written article. They throw percentages around to enrage people.

In this particular study, 6% (yup only 6%) of the 14,000 tested positive. of THAT 6%, 10% reported that they were not sexual active. 60% of the 10% said that they had never had sex.. That is 60% of the 10% of the 6% who tested positive.

So, of the 14000, 840 tested positive. Of those 840, 84 said they were not sexual active. And of the 84,50.4 said they had never had sex. This is 50.4 out of 14000 or 0.4% of people tested! And 33.6 people reported they had not had sex in the last 12 months.

This article is posing the question to blanket test all

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 12:57pm

"Would you want your teenage or young-adult offspring screened for STDs as a matter of course? Or do you think such screening should be reserved for young people who report they've been sexually active?"