High rates of unprotected sexual behavior in adolescents result in millions of cases of STDs in the world. This chapter reviews factors inducing high STD rates, specific STDs, and their management based on 2010 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STD guidelines. Clinicians should screen all their sexually active adolescent patients for STDs and provide preventive education as well as treatment measures.

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Published in Adolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health, Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, Hatim A. Omar, Cynthia Feucht & Joav Merrick (Eds.), p. 331-360.

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Reprinted as an article in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 5, no. 4, p. 379-401.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2012. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 443-472.