Why STD Rates Are At An All-Time High And What Can Be Done

Nov 16, 2016

The rates of the three most common sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are at an all-time high.
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Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the rates of the three most common sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are at an all-time high. 

Especially affected are young adults and teens, who are at risk for developing fertility problems or chronic pain. Budget cuts to programs for STD care and prevention are cited as one factor for the increase.

Here to talk about the rise in STDs and how to reverse the trend are Epidemiology Manager for the Northern Kentucky Health Department, Joyce Rice, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife, Stacey Satchwell.