Researchers from the California-based Centre for Innovative Public the University of British Columbia, and the City University of NY, writing in the Journal of Adolescent Health, report that most lesbian and bisexual girls don't know they can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from other girls, because sex education is mostly designed for their straight peers. This knowledge gap could be placing them at increased risk for getting STIs. Previous studies have shown that lesbian and bisexual girls also face higher risks for teenage pregnancy than straight girls.

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