On The Rise: Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, one of the most commonly reported STDs in the United States, has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs typically prescribed to treat it. In 2012 the World Health Organization issued an alert that there was an impending threat for an untreatable form of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea that could potentially initiate an epidemic. In 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and…

CMV: An STD You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Cytomegalo-what?!! Cytomegalovirus (pronounced: sigh toe meg a low vy russ), aka CMV, is just another shockingly common STD you’ve probably never heard of. Planned Parenthood estimates 40% of kids get CMV before puberty and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 50 to 80% of the U.S. population will get CMV before they reach 40 years old. Why so…

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Do these statistics scare you? They should. Something has got to change because Sex Education in America blows. Not just for teenagers, for everyone. The World Heath Organization even finds this frustrating, “Sexually transmitted infections, and other reproductive tract infections cause substantial disease, death, and misery, but not, apparently, enough for societies to overcome the…