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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

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 20 million new sexually transmitted disease infections (STDs) in the United States each year. To put that number in perspective, it is about the population of New York state. STDs are among the most commonly reported contagious diseases in the United States. According to a report by the

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According to Meg Meeker, it is no coincidence that as STDs have become an epidemic in teens, so has depression. In a recent article, Meeker outlined three common physical repercussions of unprotected sex: We now have 35 known STDs. In 1960, we only had two. Teenagers make up one-third of the U.S. population, but they carry 50

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