• Why Are STDs on the Rise If Americans Are Having Less Sex?

    3 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that reported cases of three sexually transmitted diseases in the United States had reached an all-time high in 2017. Rates of gonorrhea rose by 67 percent, syphilis by 76 percent, and chlamydia by 21 percent, to a total of almost 2.3 million cases nationwide. According to the CDC, 2017 surpassed 2016 as the year with the most reported STD cases on record-and marked the fourth year in a row that STDs increased steeply in the U.S. It might seem logical that higher STD rates would go hand in hand with increased sexual...
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  • Why STD Rates Are Higher Than They've Ever Been

    3 monthes ago - By Time

    The numbers are clear: With nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, rates of sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the U.S., according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's harder to pinpoint, however, is the reason behind those soaring statistics.
    On paper, it seems like STD rates should be dropping. Condom use is up. Teenagers and millennials are having less sex with fewer partners than generations past. Stigmas around sexuality and sexual health are beginning to break down. And yet, for four...
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