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Increased screening may be reducing chlamydia rates
Date: 2013-09-18 17:42:58

The results of a new study show that chlamydia rates have fallen over time, but the infection remains common among young women. The presence of antibodies revealed that many young women had had the disease at some point, even while rates for the general population have fallen in recent years.

Rates of chlamydia among young women... Full Story

Study links STDs during pregnancy with increased rate of complications
Date: 2013-09-08 22:10:23

A study has shown that women with sexually transmitted diseases before or during pregnancy may have higher rates for complications. The study found that women who had been infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea near or during their pregnancies were the most at risk.

Results of the study... Full Story

Illinois to increase sex education to fight STDs
Date: 2013-09-06 12:10:53

Illinois schools will include mandatory sex education in their curriculum this year in order to curb rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies among young people. The city has had some of the highest rates of STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea among people aged 15 to 19 in recent years and officials hope that more comprehensive education could reduce those rates.

Chicago youths... Full Story

Cumberland County STD rates surge
Date: 2013-09-04 13:26:51

Cumberland County, N.C., has experienced a huge surge in many of the most common sexually transmitted diseases this year. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and other STDs have become much more common than in the past decade, when there was a general decline. Officials blame a lack of STD testing for the spike.

Rising rates... Full Story

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