It’s the sort of news that strikes fear in the hearts of parents: one of every four teenage women has an STD, according to a national survey. And among African-American teenage women, that rate rises to nearly fifty percent. Join Kojo as we put those findings in perspective and consider what message adults should be sending teens when it comes to safe sex.


  • Adam Tenner Executive Director, Metro TeenAIDS
  • Dr. Gloria Wilder Pediatrician and President of Core Health
  • William Smith Vice President for Public Policy, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

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