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Spring Break Risks

Medical experts are urging college women to tone down the spring break partying depicted in the "Girls Gone Wild" videos.

An American Medical Association poll finds 83 percent of college women and graduates say the vacation involves heavier-than-usual drinking.

Almost three-in-four said the trips yield increased sexual activity.

The AMA says many spring breakers report getting sick from drinking, blacking out and having unsafe sex or having more than one partner.

Experts say that boosts the risk for sexually-transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.

One 21-year-old junior at Illinois State University says the AMA's effort is probably a good idea, but likely won't have much impact.


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