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Washington Study Reveals Childhood Clues for Later Risk of STD

Efforts to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases should begin long before most people start having sex, say authors of a new study on STDs and childhood from the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Social Work. The study, in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that children who enjoyed school, grew up in well-managed households (with rules, discipline, and rewards), and had friends who stayed out of trouble reported fewer sexually transmitted diseases as young adults.