In this article, we saw the power of testing just for being sexually active, and not waiting symptoms. It is well described in the literature that chlamydia is more common in young people but in this study they did tests even in the youngest chicldren (from 12 years old) and they saw that although the medical history may state that the child is not sexually active, they detected a worrying level of chlamydia and gonorrhea in this group (Denver, United States). For me this underlines the need to include STIs and regular testing in the sexual education of children so that they accept an activity that should be considered normal.
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