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STD rates

Post by GFX » July 21st, 2010, 5:29 pm

"• The U.S. has the highest STD rates of any country in the industrialized world.

• By age 25, half of all sexually active young people get an STD.

• Because Hispanics and African Americans have disproportionately high poverty rates, they’re less likely to have the necessary health insurance and access to medical care that can prevent and treat STDs.

• Of all women infertile due to pelvic inflammatory disease, only half have ever been diagnosed and treated.

• Common STDs include HPV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and trichomoniasis—all increase the risk of acquiring HIV.

• Only 14 percent of men and 8 percent of women think they are at risk of becoming infected. Yet more than half of all people will be infected with an STD at some point in their lifetime." ... =100170966

23.90% or 65 million people in USA -

By country: ... /index.asp

Over the course the study, Hahm unmasked some myths common about Asian Americans. She said, “There’s a perception that Asian Americans in particular aren’t practicing sexually risky behaviors. But we found that Asian American young women are at risk of high STDs. For instance, Asian American women had a higher prevalence of STDs than White women in both 1995 (10.4% vs. 7.7) and 2001 (13.5% vs. 8.3%). The incidence of STDs (not diagnosed with STDs in 1995, but developed STIs in 2001) among Asian American women was also higher than that of White women." Moreover, the power dynamic between genders became immediately clear. Asian American women were four times more likely to have a STD than their male counterparts. “This was shocking,� said Hahm, “It was so much higher than the males.� Accounting for the gender disparity, Hahm suggested that...“Asian and Pacific Islander women also have broader interracial dating patterns than Asian American men. This might explain why these women are exposed to higher rates of STDs.� ... -americans


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