UK sex infections continue to rise

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Here are some stats from this article published on the BBC website yesterday which highlights that the sexual health of young UK adults worsened in 2006 despite a concerted public health effort to turn it around:
  • In 2006, a total of 376,508 new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were diagnosed - up 2.2% on 2005, the Health Protection Agency found.
  • Young adults are disproportionately affected by STIs, accounting for 65% of all chlamydia, 55% of all genital warts and 48% of gonorrhoea diagnoses in genitourinary medicine clinics across the UK in 2006, the HPA found.


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