Culture

Common STDs in Women

Mon., May. 28, 2012 8:15 AM EST
by Renee Gardner

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What’s more ubiquitous? STDs in women or Christian Louboutin stilettos?

A man may want a mate who’s a good cook or has long leg or doesn’t have children, but does he ever think about adding “no STDs” to his wish list of preferred attributes?

Men all around the world are hypnotized by young, beautiful, promiscuous women who show their assests everytime the camera is rolling, but what’s at stake when she finally takes her clothes off for you? Though many signs of STDs in women may not be immediately detected, it is best that you know as much as possible.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia among black women, has rapidly increased in just a few short years. From 2006 to 2010, the general rate for blacks increased 26.9 percent. Women 20–24 years old had the highest rate of chlamydia (3,407.9 cases per 100,000 females) compared with other age groups. Chlamydia rates for women in this age group increased 6.9 percent during 2009 to 2010.

Twenty percent of the cases in the Virgin Islands wins stemmed from 15- to 19-year-olds.

From 2000 to 2010, only two states’ chlamydia rates reached the thousands, Alaska (1,177.7) and Mississippi (1,049).

The chart below shows the breakdown by race, ethnicity and sex.

 

Gonorrhea

Sixty-nine percent of all reported cases were from the black community (432.5 cases per 100,000 people), 18.7 percent higher than whites.

Black women ages 15-19 were reported to have 2,032.4 cases for every 100,000 Americans, 17.1 percent higher than white women in the same age bracket. Black women ages 20-24 reported 1,997.6 cases per 100,000 people; 12.7 percent higher than their white counterparts.

Reports show that gonorrhea is most prevalent in the Midwest and Northeast regions.

Syphilis

In the past year, syphilis cases have decreased by 8.7 percent; from 18.4 to 16.8 per 100,000 Americans, but the numbers are still startling for the black community.  In 2010, blacks accounted for 47.4 percent of all cases diagnosed.  Congential syphilis occurs among black babies at a rate of 33.1 cases per 100,000 live births.

 

 

Herpes

One in 4 women and 45 million Americans have been infected with herpes to date. One million new cases of herpes are diagnosed each year.

 

 

 

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