Medicine: Teen-Age VD

Venereal disease, although readily controllable with today's wonder drugs, is increasing at an alarming rate among U.S. teen-agers in some areas. Latest figures: 200,000 persons between 11 and 19 now have VD (more than half the number of total cases), and by current estimates, 200,000 more will be infected next year. To find out why, the American Social Hygiene Association announced that it will spend $92,000 on a wide-ranging study. Items to be investigated: teen-age sex behavior, relationships between VD and juvenile delinquency, social and economic background of VD victims.


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