Read This if You Have Multiple Partners
STD statistics seem to show an upward trend year after year in the US and other places in the world. The increase of syphilis cases among men and women alike form a huge part of this alarming trend. If it is not Syphilis, then the it is Chlamydia and gonorrhea that contributes a big part in the STD statistics as well.
The problem with STD statistics is that it is likely to be inaccurate. That is because STDs like chlamydia, which is very common, can be hard to detect because the infected person rarely shows symptoms. nevertheless the steady rise in the trend whether or not the figures are understated are frightening.
This does not change the fact that there are a lot of people, and the numbers are growing, who are suffering from chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. For example there was one year in the United States where there were about a million people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia. That number was apparently higher than it was in the previous year. 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 amazing news is that there is a cure for these two diseases especially when they are diagnosed early. If these diseases are not cured it can lead to other health issues like in women, PID or pelvic inflammatory disease and possibly infertility in both men and women. Women may see more complications like ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.
Although men suffer from chlamydia less, this does not mean that they can’t be affected by complications. Oppositely, gonorrhea in men is even more risky. 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. Gonorrhea can be fatal in men.
What is the moral lesson in this story? This mean that men and women alike should become more aware about the risks that these STDs carry. Awareness is the key to avoiding STDs and knowing what to do if you get it.
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. It also helps to learn how to properly use a condom.
For people who have new partners, they also need to have a check up. And if your partner had been cheating, get yourself screened as well. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.
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