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Sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases spread through sexual contact. These infections are very common, especially among young people. The United States has some of the highest rates of STDs in the industrialized world.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches sexually transmitted diseases
The prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is a top priority at Boston Children's Hospital. There are many different types of STDs with varying symptoms and severities, and Children's has different programs that provide young people and parents with the testing, treatment and counseling they need.
At the Adolescent Medicine Clinic, we encourage parents to talk to their children about sex before they become teenagers or decide to have sex. If you think your teenage girl would benefit from doing her own research, we recommend she take a look at the Center for Young Women's Health website, which is full of guides and easy to understand information about sex, STDs and much more.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”