According to the United Nations, a quarter of sexually active people are aged 15 to 24, yet this same group makes up half of the people who are newly infected with sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). The CDC released a study indicating that one in four young women, ages 14 to 19 in the US, are infected with at least one of the most common STI’s. In the US, many in this age group have no health insurance. Young people like Oriana Lopez Uribe, youth activist for sexual and reproductive health services and information, are taking charge of their sexual health and sharing information to help others.
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