Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections Surging? - The New York Times
May 17, 2022 2 mins, 7 secs
In the early months of 2020, the number of people diagnosed with gonorrhea and syphilis declined, as you might expect — it was, after all, a time of extreme isolation for many.

Subsequently, though, infection rates surged so much that by the end of the year, the case counts were 10 percent and 7 percent higher than in 2019.

Louis County Sexual Health Clinic.

Indeed, syphilis was nearly eradicated in the United States around 2000; gonorrhea reached its lowest rates of infection in 2009.

At least 20,000 women are rendered infertile by untreated S.T.I.s in the United States each year.

Gonorrhea can be painful and may result in pelvic inflammatory disease in women.

Unfortunately, they are often asymptomatic, especially in women, and for them it can be harder to see signs of infection and easier to mistake some of those signs as normal discharge or yeast infections.

Cases among heterosexual women, on the other hand, increased 30 percent from 2018 to 2019 and 21 percent from 2019 to 2020, jumps that experts attribute in part to the increasing prevalence of opioid and methamphetamine abuse, which makes risky sexual behavior — transactional sex, condomless sex — more likely among all genders.

recommends testing for the infection at the first prenatal visit and, for women who test positive or are at increased risk, early in the third trimester as well as at delivery.

Reducing the burden of S.T.I.s will require outreach, particularly for marginalized groups, including women, people in the L.G.B.T.Q.

community, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives and people of color, all of whom suffer disproportionately high rates largely because the health care system has neglected them.

Black women, for example, have rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia that are as much as seven times that of white women, and they face additional hurdles to receiving sexual health care.

Black women, Irie says, must also contend with the “perceived stigma and perceived shame from their community” that receiving sexual health care means you don’t share its values, such as female monogamy.

To reach those who have been disenfranchised, providers need to be trained to offer sexual health care to patients who have experienced historical trauma and sexual trauma, including assault and abuse.

Louis, which has some of the nation’s highest rates of S.T.I.s, many barbershops and beauty salons offer testing information and free condoms; elsewhere, projects in partnership with churches have been able to increase mammograms and H.I.V.

“This is a systemic societal challenge.” Thus, talking openly about sexual health care stands to benefit everyone


1. COVID-19’s 6th wave begins, with more seriously ill and more deaths - The Jerusalem Post
Jun 27, 2022 # health 30 secs
2. Trump Moved More Than $1 Million From His Political Groups To His Private Business After Losing The Election - Forbes
Jun 26, 2022 # politics 50 secs
3. A stunning moment in American history decades in the making will reshape politics
Jun 25, 2022 # breaking 2 mins, 53 secs
4. After Alia Bhatt's "Baby Coming Soon" Post, Neetu Kapoor's Reaction Goes Viral - NDTV Movies
Jun 27, 2022 # entertainment 49 secs
5. Exclusive: Intel Arc A380 GPU Official Benchmarks, Specs And Positioning - Wccftech
Jun 23, 2022 # technology 1 min, 18 secs
6. Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Has Significantly Slower SSD Speeds - MacRumors
Jun 26, 2022 # politics 50 secs
7. Rare 5-planet alignment peaks Friday when joined by moon - Space.com
Jun 23, 2022 # politics 1 min, 11 secs
8. Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine - Reuters.com
Jun 27, 2022 # politics 1 min, 37 secs
9. In pictures: Americans cool down in heatwave
Jun 21, 2022 # breaking 19 secs
10. Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas tax but faces long odds of getting Congress on board - CNN
Jun 22, 2022 # politics 1 min, 58 secs
11. Corporate America pronta a coprire le spese per l’aborto dopo la sentenza-shock della Corte suprema
Jun 25, 2022 # breaking 1 min, 31 secs
12. A tiny spacecraft the size of a microwave could pave the way for a station between Earth and the moon - CNN
Jun 24, 2022 # politics 2 mins, 9 secs
13. U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided
Jun 23, 2022 # breaking 2 mins, 39 secs
14. Life Has Been Found in a Low-Oxygen, Super-Salty, Sub-Zero Arctic Spring - ScienceAlert
Jun 24, 2022 # science 59 secs
15. Roger Goodell says he has no authority to remove Daniel Snyder as owner of Washington Commanders - ESPN
Jun 23, 2022 # politics 1 min, 24 secs
16. Horoscope Today, June 23, 2022 - PINKVILLA
Jun 23, 2022 # politics 2 mins, 0 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2022 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED