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New teen OB-GYN recommendation

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study shows a yearly trip to the doctor may not be enough for teenage girls .

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now recommending adolescent girls get a preventive wellness check and reproductive health visit each year.

They say the nation's high pregnancy and STD rate are the reason they're making the change.

The committee also recommends this additional visit should be covered by health insurance -- though most plans do not cover a second annual well visit.

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