STDs Reach All-Time High in California in 2017


Once again, ALWAYS use a condom. A new report claims a 45% increase in STD's in California from 5 years ago, an all time high!


A California report finds the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the state reached a record high in 2017.

The California Department of Public Health said Monday that more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported last year. That's a 45 percent increase compared with five years ago.

Officials say there were 30 stillbirths due to congenital syphilis last year — the highest number reported since 1995.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates are highest among people under age 30. Rates of chlamydia are highest among young women. Men account for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases.

Key word here is REPORTED. What about those who haven't been tested? SMDH. Please people, always use a condom!

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