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Teens are influenced by their parents’ values, beliefs, and expectations of appropriate behavior. Research has largely focused on mothers. However, recent findings suggest that fathers may parent in ways that differ from mothers, and therefore represent an additional opportunity to support the health and well-being of their teens—separate from the influence of mothers.     What can fathers do to help their teens avoid sexual risk behaviors? CDC researchers reviewed published studies and identified ways fathers influence teen sexual risk behaviors.1 The following selected actions reflect recommendations from experts in the field: Monitor and supervise your teen to provide guidance,...

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  Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis were reported in the United States (CDC). According to statistics from the Mayo Clinic, the rate of syphilis among homosexual men has been rising consistently since 2000 (Mayo). The first sign of syphilis is a small, painless sore. It can appear on your sexual organs, rectum, or inside your mouth. This sore is called a chancre. Often, people fail to notice it right away....

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