Official figures show 15-year-old girls are, on average, nine times more likely to catch chlamydia than boys their age.

And dozens of children – some as young as 13 – are being diagnosed with STIs in Greater Glasgow.

Eighty girls, aged 15, were forced to seek treatment for chlamydia in 2011, compared to 16 boys. The number of 15-year-olds diagnosed with the infection was 51 in 2012, of those, five were boys.

Reported by the Glasgow Evening Times. You can read the full story here. 

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