Selected Media Coverage of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among California Youth

(Jerman, Constantine, & Nevarez, 2007, Californian Journal of Health Promotion)

 

Note: most newspaper coverage to date is included below. Most radio and television coverage is omitted as we continue to compile this information. For complete article, press release, policy review, and supporting materials, please visit http://teenbirths.phi.org/ 

 

October 21, 2007 update

1.     Most STD cases unreported, study says
Fresno Bee (subscription), CA - 41 minutes ago
"This epidemic is like an iceberg -- what you see is just a small part of what you have,"

1.     We're failing to educate teenagers about STDs

Oakland Tribune, CA – October 19, 2007
A new study from California's Public Health Institute gave us some very disturbing news concerning sexually transmitted diseases among the state's teenagers ...

 

October 17, 2007 update

2.     US teens have higher rate of sexual transmitted diseases
People's Daily Online, China - 1 hour ago
The study by the Public Health Institute Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development also found half of all new HIV cases are black females 15 ...

 

3.     US teens have higher rate of sexual transmitted diseases
Xinhua, China - 1 hour ago
The study by the Public Health Institute Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development also found half of all new HIV cases are black females 15 ...

4.     Pro-Abstinence Rally Held In Downtown
KNBC.com, CA - Oct 17, 2007
A recent study by the Public Health Institute Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development concluded that the number of new STDs among ...

 

5.     Burke to promote youth abstinence at rally today
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Oct 17, 2007
"Not giving that vital information leaves teens in the dark and leads to the kind of public health crisis that the Public Health Institute study documents. ...

 

6.     How does Planned Parenthood explain this?
California Catholic Daily, CA - Oct 17, 2007
... young people in California was completed by the Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development at the Public Health Institute in Oakland. ...

 

7.     STD rates
Vallejo Times-Herald, CA - 9 hours ago
By applying the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new method of calculating STD rates to California and its counties, ...

 

8.     Oakland study says STDs among youth rising
The Spartan Daily, CA - 20 hours ago
A recent study by Oakland's Public Health Institute Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development found that the annual number of sexually ...

 

9.     Burke promotes abstinence
Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA - 20 hours ago
Burke decided to call for the rally and press conference after a recent report by the Oakland-based Public Health Institute estimated more than 1 million ...

 

 

10.  Eye-opening accuracy
TheReporter.com, CA - Oct 16, 2007
By applying the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new method of calculating STD rates to California and its counties, ...

 

11.  STDs among teens
Contra Costa Times, CA - Oct 15, 2007
EDITORIAL: A NEW STUDY FROM California's Public Health Institute gave us some very disturbing news concerning sexually transmitted diseases among the state's teenagers ...

 

12.  The Kids Aren't All Right
LAist, CA - Oct 11, 2007
"We were expecting high numbers . . . even to us," said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, who led the new study ...

 

13.  Report: 1 Million STD Cases Among Young Californians
FoxReno.com, NV - Oct 11, 2007
... said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, who led the study reported in the California Journal of Health Promotion. ...

 

14.  Number STDs are higher than expected among teens
OverTheLimit.info, Canada - Oct 11, 2007
A study by the Public Health Institute of Oakland has estimated that the number of STD cases among 15 to 24-year-olds in California is more than 10 times .

 

October 11, 2007

15.  Teens and STDs (listen to segment)

KGO-AM, CA 

More California young people are coming down with sexually transmitted diseases than anyone previously believed. KGO's Jeannie Lynch reports …

16.  STD Hidden Epidemic in County

Ventura County Star - 20 minutes ago
The numbers are startling, but not to public health officers.  Of 113,000 teenagers and young adults in Ventura County, there may have been 10,270 incidences ...

17.  STD Rates In Youth Higher Than Expected
Ontario Now, Canada - 27 minutes ago
A study by the Public Health Institute of Oakland has estimated that the number of STD cases among 15 to 24-year-olds in California is more than 10 times ...

 

18.  STDs among youth rising
The Salinas Californian, CA - 2 hours ago
Researchers at the Public Health Institute's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development concluded that the annual number of newly acquired ...

 

19.  Over 1 Million Young Californians With Sexually Transmitted ...
Medical News Today, UK - 2 hours ago
"The estimated number of new cases and their associated costs illustrate that the STD epidemic among California youth remains largely hidden," said Jerman. ...

 

20.  Report finds 1 million cases of STDs among young people
Nuevo Mundo, CA - 11 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

21.  State and County STD Rates Soar
KTLA 5, CA - 13 hours ago
"We were expecting high numbers . . . even to us," said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, who led the new study ...

 

22.  Report: 20-25 Percent of Calif. Teens Had STD in 2005
abc7.com, CA - 14 hours ago
The study in the California Journal of Health Promotion says one million people between the ages of 15 and 24 had an STD, with the largest number of new ...

 

23.  Report Finds 1M STDs Cases Among Young People
CBS 13, CA - 17 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

24.  Study finds 1.1 million new youth STD cases per year
San Mateo County Times, CA - 18 hours ago
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

25.  Report: 1 Million Cases Of STDs Among CA. Young
NBC11.com, CA - 18 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

26.  Report: 1 Million STD Cases Among Young Californians
KTVU.com, CA - 18 hours ago
... said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, who led the study reported in the California Journal of Health Promotion. ...

 

 

 

27.  Report finds 1 million cases of STDs among young people
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - 19 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

28.  STD Unchecked in Sacramento County
News10.net, CA - 19 hours ago
The Public Health Institute reported that Sacramento County has the third highest rate of STDs among all counties in the state. ...

 

29.  Report finds 1 million cases of STDs among young people
Monterey County Herald, CA - 19 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

30.  Report finds 1 million cases of STDs among young people
San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA - 19 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

31.  Report finds 1 million cases of STDs among young people
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - 19 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

32.  Report finds 1 million cases of STDs among young people
Fresno Bee (subscription), CA - 19 hours ago
Jerman and her colleagues estimated incidence of STDs using a computer model developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

 

33.  Study finds 1.1 million new youth STD cases per year
Inside Bay Area, CA - 20 hours ago
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

34.  County Spends $110 Million For Venereal Disease Treatment
KGTV, 10News.com, CA - 22 hours ago
Those diseases are more expensive to treat than syphilis, human papillomavirus, genital herpes, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis, Jerman said. ...

 

35.  STD Treatment Cost
XETV FOX6 San Diego, CA - 22 hours ago
... cases in the state, and that drives the cost," Petra Jerman, a spokeswoman for the Oakland-based Public Health Institute, which issued the report, said. ...

 

36.  More state teens suffer from new cases of STDs
Daily Democrat, CA - 22 hours ago
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

37.  Study shows youths suffer over 1.1M new STD cases yearly
Vallejo Times-Herald, CA - 22 hours ago
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

38.  Sexually Transmitted Infections Among California Youth: Estimated ...
California Progress Report, CA - 23 hours ago
This epidemic is like an iceberg — what you see is just a small part of what you have," said Dr. Petra Jerman, PHI scientist. "The estimated number of new ...

 

39.  'Society is not aware of how common STDs are'
Oakland Tribune, CA - Oct 10, 2007
HPV is common partly because it's easy to transmit, Jerman said. It's also the target of a vaccine recently licensed for young adults by the federal Food ...

 

40.  STDs strike 1 million California youths
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Oct 10, 2007
"The estimated number of new cases and their associated costs illustrate that the STD epidemic among California youths remains largely hidden. ...

 

41.  STD cases prove costly in youths
Contra Costa Times, CA - Oct 10, 2007
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

42.  STD study focuses on state's youth
Tri-Valley Herald, CA - Oct 10, 2007
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

43.  State releases STD study
Daily Review Online, CA - Oct 10, 2007
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

44.  'Society is not aware of how common STDs are'
San Mateo County Times, CA - Oct 10, 2007
HPV is common partly because it's easy to transmit, Jerman said. It's also the target of a vaccine recently licensed for young adults by the federal Food ...

 

45.  Study finds 1.1 million new youth STD cases per year
The Argus, CA - Oct 10, 2007
"Society is not aware of how common STDs are, and how much not just personal stress and burden they cause, but financial burden," said Petra Jerman, ...

 

46.  STD-treatment cost soars among young
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Oct 10, 2007
... cases in the state, and that drives the cost,” said Petra Jerman of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, a nonprofit group that issued the report. ...

 

47.  Youth STDs higher than reported
Monterey County Herald, CA - Oct 10, 2007
The study by the Public Health Institute of Oakland estimates that STD cases among Californians 15 to 24 years old are more than 10 times higher than those ...

 

48.  Youths' STD rates are high, especially here
Daily Breeze, CA - Oct 10, 2007
... of what you have," said Petra Jerman, a research scientist at the Oakland-based Public Health Institute's Center for Research and Adolescent Health. ...

 

49.  County's STD rate is state's third highest
Sacramento Bee,  USA - Oct 10, 2007
"STDs are more common than most people believe they are," Dr. Petra Jerman, a research scientist for the Public Health Institute, said in an interview. ...

 

50.  State and county STD rate soars
Los Angeles Times, CA - Oct 10, 2007
"We were expecting high numbers . . . even to us," said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, who led the new study ...

 

51.  STD bill in state: $1.1B
San Bernardino Sun, CA - Oct 9, 2007
A new study released this week by the Public Health Institute's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development shows more than 1.1 million new STD ...

 

52.  Bill for STDs: $1.1B
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA - Oct 9, 2007
A new study released this week by the Public Health Institute's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development shows more than 1.1 million new STD ...

 

53.  STD treatment costs state over $1Ba year
Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA - Oct 9, 2007
"The estimated number of new cases and their associated costs illustrate that the STD epidemic among California youth remains largely hidden," Jerman said. ...

 

54.  Youth STD cases going unreported
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - Oct 9, 2007
Jerman and colleagues at the Public Health Institute used a method developed in 2004 by scientists at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

 

55.  Hidden STD Epidemic Among California Youth
Business Wire (press release), CA - Oct 9, 2007
Researchers at the Public Health Institute’s (PHI) Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development concluded that the annual number of newly ...

 

56.  Hidden STD Epidemic Among California
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung), Germany - Oct 9, 2007
Researchers at the Public Health Institute’s (PHI) Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development concluded that the annual number of newly ...