• Thursday, May 19, 2022

HEALTH

An STI Is Diagnosed In A Youth Every Four Minutes In England: PHE

PHE’s ‘Protect Against STIs’ campaign highlights the increased likelihood of contracting a life-changing STI if people have sex without a condom (Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Latest statistics from Public Health England (PHE) shows that a case of chlamydia or gonorrhoea is diagnosed in a young person every minute in England. There were over 144,000 diagnoses of these sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in people aged 15 to 24 in 2017. PHE’s ‘Protect Against STIs’ campaign highlights the increased likelihood of contracting a life-changing STI if people have sex without a condom. The impact of having an STI is significant, particularly if left untreated as they can cause major health issues, including pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, swollen or painful testicles, and reactive arthritis. In pregnant women, STIs…

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