The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alarming report on Tuesday indicating that 2016 had the highest number of sexually transmitted diseases ever recorded. More than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported, with the impact affecting a growing number of populations. The following statistics were reported:

– 1.6 million cases
– Nearly half of cases were diagnosed in women

– 70,000 cases
– 22% increase in men diagnosed

– 28,000 cases
– 36% increase in women diagnosed