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Sexual Health In Later Years

STIs Peaking In Late Age

Figures released by Public Health England show a sharp increase in the diagnosis of cases of gonorrhoea and syphilis, two very common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Experts say that the United Kingdom could be just about to face a sexual health crisis, with these diseases as well as many others spreading wider across the population. This might be due to the changes in sexual practices with a bigger perception of sexual freedom. Experts also affirm that this alarming trend cannot be effectively fought back unless the government sets up a comprehensive and strategic approach to this problem. Cuts in public sexual health and sexual clinics are definitely not helping, and the lack of sex ed in many schools is making the problem bigger.

Figures show that gonorrhea cases have increased by 10% in 2015 compared to last year, and diagnosed syphilis cases are now 76% more frequent than in 2012. You can see this newspaper article for more details on figures and expert reports. Read More...

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