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These TeenHealthFX supplemental materials can be used to enhance current health curriculum, providing additional information, discussion questions and resources on various topics related to teen health.

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  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.

    True False
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    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.
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    According to TeensHealth, “Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)."

  • Ringworm is not contagious.

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    Ringworm is not contagious.
    The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!

    Ringworm can spread: “from one person to another by skin-to-skin contact, especially in warm, damp environments, to other areas of the body if a person touches the affected area and then touches other body parts, such as the hands, and/or from animals to people."

  • Juul devices (e-cigarettes) deliver lower nicotine levels than cigarettes.

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    Juul devices (e-cigarettes) deliver lower nicotine levels than cigarettes.
    The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!

    Although Juul devices make less smoke/dissipate smoke quickly, it delivers nicotine levels similar to a cigarette's. If you are a teenager struggling with nicotine addiction, visit our Quitting Smoking Websites link.

  • It is safe to use prescription stimulants to increase alertness for studying.

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    It is safe to use prescription stimulants to increase alertness for studying.
    The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!

    Prescription drugs should not be used as study drugs. According to TeensHealth, “Study drugs can be just as addictive as street drugs. Over time, people who overuse stimulants can become dependent on them. If they try to quit, they may have withdrawal symptoms like depression, thoughts of suicide, intense drug cravings, sleep problems, and fatigue.”

  • Lupus is most prominent in females.

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    Lupus is most prominent in females.
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    According to TeensHealth, of the 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus, 90% are female.