Sexually Transmitted Infection On The Rise

Sexually Transmitted Infection On The Rise, Says Latest Data

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According to new data, the rate of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is on the rise.

A Sexually Transmitted Infection is diagnosed in a young person every 4 minutes in England, reports Public Health England.

Here are some highlights of their latest findings:

  • An STI is diagnosed in a young person every 4 minutes in England
  • Among people aged 15 to 24, there were almost 400 cases a day of chlamydia and gonorrhoea last year
  • Young people are not the only ones at risk. Among all age groups, there were 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed last year

Among people aged 15 to 24, there were almost 400 cases a day of chlamydia and gonorrhoea last year.

As the data finds, young people are particularly at risk, and there isn’t enough awareness about the health risks of practising unsafe sex. But other age groups aren’t exempt.

The risks from Sexually Transmitted Infection is significant. Especially if not diagnosed, or left untreated.

If left untreated, Sexually Transmitted Infections can cause major health problems, including:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infertility
  • Swollen or painful testicles
  • Reactive arthritis
  • STIs can lead to higher risk of miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women

Making unsafe choices have long term, often life-changing, repercussions.

It is extremely important to realise that making unsafe choices have long term, often life-changing, repercussions.

The risks are really not worth the short term reward.

Be safe.

Practice safe sex.

Source: Public Health England 

Related video: Seeing STARS. A stimulating safer sex talk by Evelin Dacker – TEDxSalem

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