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70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition 1
Young drivers are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% 2
More than half of transgender male teens reported attempting suicide in their lifetime 3
33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse. 4
Alcohol is the number one substance teens in America abuse 5
About half of 9th through 12th grade students reported ever having used marijuana 6
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18.7
Young people aged 15–24 years acquire half of all new STDs 8
One in four sexually active adolescent females has an STD, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus 9
In 2017, chlamydial infection among persons aged 15–24 years, represented 62.6% of all chlamydia cases. 10
Herpes simplex virus is the most prevalent of sexually transmitted infections 11
About 21 percent of students ages 12–18 reported being bullied at school during the school year 12
In the next 24 hours, 2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant 13