Sexually active, adolescent females from low-income backgrounds are much more likely to acquire sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than adult women and therefore are more likely to have STDs when they become pregnant, according to a recent report in Clinical Pediatrics.

In a study conducted at a primary pediatric care clinic (PPCC) in Milwaukee, researchers followed 168 pregnant adolescents of low socioeconomic status from their original pregnancy diagnosis until their first prenatal clinic visit.

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