THE DAILY STAR:
Rates for common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – namely chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – have rocketed in the US in the past four years according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Back in 2013, 1,752,285 Americans were carriers of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – that number shot up to 2,294,821 last year, the CDC said.
Women were found to be more likely to be infected with chlamydia, while gonorrhoea and syphilis was more common in men – the latter infecting almost eight lads to every lass.
Teenagers aged between 15-19 and adults aged between 20-29 were most likely to become infected with one of the three STDs, with that number shrinking with every older age bracket.
Shockingly, many states where gonorrhoea and chlamydia were most prevalent belong to the Bible Belt – a collection of southern states known for its high number of socially conservative and Christian citizens.