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Oral Contraceptives, such as the birth control pill prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Oral Contraceptives, such as the birth control pill prevent sexually transmitted diseases.The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!
Kidshealth.org explains that the birth control pill is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly 100% of the time. However, the pill does NOT prevent any type of STD. All sexually active teens should always use a condom.
Vaping contains nicotine.
Vaping contains nicotine.The answer is true. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!
Even though many companies claim that they do not contain nicotine, it is false. Vaping is NOT water vapor and contains many toxic chemicals that are found in actual cigarettes. In fact, Big Tobacco owns majority of the e-cigarette brands you see advertised. Check out more information here.
Everyone should cough or sneeze into their elbow.
Everyone should cough or sneeze into their elbow.The answer is true. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!
The CDC explains that practicing good hygiene is the best way to prevent spreading illnesses. This includes coughing or sneezing into your elbow. When you cough into your hands and do not wash them right away, it puts you and others at risk for catching a cold or other illness.
Teens only need 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night.
Teens only need 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night.The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!
In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, teens should be getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Skipping sleep can cause both short and long-term effects. It can cause moodiness, poor grades in school, and puts you at an increased risk for getting sick. A recent study showed that only 15% of teens are getting enough sleep. Yikes!
Teens make up 50% of the sexually transmitted infections infected population.
Teens make up 50% of the sexually transmitted infections infected population.The answer is true. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!
According to the CDC, teens account for half of the 20 million newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections that occur in the United States each year. Some STD’s can be spread from skin to skin contact such as HPV and Herpes. In fact, a recent study showed that condom use is down in teens Before engaging in any type of sexual activity, it is important to 1. Get tested and 2. Use condoms from start to finish every single time you engage in any type of sexual contact.