Psychological sequelae of sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 1992 Mar;19(1):209-18.


Sexually active adolescents are the highest risk group for many of the sexually transmitted diseases. Although clinical presentations, diagnostic methods, and medical sequelae are understood increasingly, psychological sequelae are often neither recognized nor understood. Insight into these issues may prevent repeat episodes of sexually transmitted diseases and limit their spread. This article summarizes the literature regarding psychological issues and sequelae and emphasizes the need for further study.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Contraception Behavior
  • Contraceptive Devices, Male
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / psychology*