STD’s Hit Record High

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:

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

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

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