Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis raise in 2009

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Latest statistics show that sexually transmitted diseases are spreading among teens in USA faster than before.  It is especially sad, because three well treatable STDs, such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are among them.

It happened partially because of a wrong approach to sexual education among young generation. Abstinence only sex education is not working!

Don’t we know that a forbidden fruit is always sweet?

Statistics published by Reuters are devastating:

- 100,000 more occurrences of Chlamydia showed up in 2008 versus 2007.

- Teen aging girls have the most cases of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (409,531) than age group of women.

- 71 % Gonorrhea and around 50% of Chlamydia and Syphilis cases are accounted among African-American community.

- Syphilis cases in women group is 36% higher in 2008 comparing to 2007

According to John Douglas, director of the division of sexually transmitted diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “We have among the highest rates of STDs of any developed country in the world.”

“We are not honestly and openly dealing with this issue and it’s the larger issue of sexual health,” said John Douglas. He specifically mentioned the importance of condom use,  regular STD testing and Sexual Education.

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