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In 2009, 46.0% of high school students reported ever having sex. Teens (15-19 years) have the highest chlamydia rate (3378.2/100,000 person) compared to all other age groups. 63 counties, two of which are St. Louis City and County, contribute to 50% of all gonorrhea cases in the U.S. The U.S. teen birth rate for 2009 was 39.1 per 1,000 persons, the largest among all western industrialized countries. This project asks whether pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in their communities compare to actual rates of these public health issues?
St. Louis, MO
Leege, Erin K. and Maxwell, Joy M., "Adolescent Pregnancy and STIs: Should St. Louis Area Parents Be Worried?" (2014). GIS Posters. Poster 133.