Health Rewind: Chicago Gang Members Fight to Keep Local Hospital Open

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Living in Poverty Makes Teens More Vulnerable to STDs

Researchers from Ohio State University found that teens that lived in lower-income areas were 25 percent more likely to contract chlamydia than teens that lived in wealthier areas. This increase in risk is not solely based on behavior. The study’s authors found that having more partners, being depressed or starting sex at an early age were insignificant.

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