Read This if You Have Multiple Partners
There seems to be a consistent rising trend that is seen on STD statistics every year in the United States and the rest of the world. To be more specific the rise in syphilis among men and women are big contributors to this trend. If it is not syphilis then increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are also to watch out for.
The problem with STD statistics is that it is likely to be inaccurate. It is very possible that the statistics does not include the undetected cases, for example with chlamydia, because you normally do not exhibit symptoms so you might be aware that you have it. Still, the growing numbers are frightening even if at times the numbers are understated.
The STD statistics then shows that many people around you may be suffering from either gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis. For instance, ten years ago in the united States, there were more or less a million people documented to be suffering from Chlamydia. That number was obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. At the same time, there were 350000 diagnosed with gonorrhea in 2007. The numbers seem to grow steadily over the last decade.
Simply put, the statistics shows that the most common STDs are gonorrhea and chlamydia. Though chlamydia rarely shows symptoms, it is easy to detect. The same is true with gonorrhea. The good thing is that these two diseases are curable especially after being detected early. There is a chance that these two STDs can lead to problems like infertility or PID in women if left untreated. In women, these STDs can also lead to health issues like pelvic pain or ectopic pregnancy.
On the other hand, men can contract either gonorrhea or chlamydia but the former rarely affects men. Oppositely, gonorrhea poses more health risks among. Not only does this disease put them at risk of infertility but they the infection can make its way to joints and the blood stream. In worst cases it can lead to death.
What is this trying to tell us. This suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. The key to avoiding the spread of STD is awareness and at the same time it also help you know what steps you need to do if you get infected.
As the numbers on the STD statistics rise, so should the peoples need for safety practice. The statistics is basically a reminder that it is better to monogamous as much as possible or avoid having multiple partners. One should also learn how to correctly use protection.
Moreover, people should also get themselves checked when they have a new partner. For cases where your partner is having an affair, it is better to get screened. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.
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