Adolescents continue to engage in sexual behaviors that place them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and pregnancy. Recent advances in the prevention and management of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy may eventually lead to fewer negative consequences associated with adolescent sexual behavior. This paper discusses scientific and technologic advances in the management of adolescent sexual behavior such as the use of DNA amplification tests to detect genital chlamydial infection and the new female-controlled contraceptives.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health