Health experts feel there are a number of reasons why the STD rates are climbing.
Mary Jane Jenkins with the Yale School of Medicine said it appears
that the U.S. is declaring war on women’s healthcare in a time it’s
2017, the Trump administration cut more than $200 in federal funding
for reproductive care – money that helped fund programs at the
Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins University and
Minkin said the biggest concerns is the lack of aid for woman’s
health care, which also endangers places such as Planned Parenthood
where STD screenings are offered. She said without the funding, women
are unlikely to seek care for STDs.
reason is the lack of coverage or the coverage care costs. Many women
want to be tested for STDs but don’t know what their out-of-pocket
costs would be, which is why they don’t get tested or don’t see
the doctor. She said many patients see out-of-pocket charges for
tests like chlamydia and gonorrhea because STDs are no longer a part
of the preventative screening process.
in mind each insurance company offers their own coverage rates, which
is why you need to find out what your insurance company offers. If
they don’t provide coverage, you can seek out the assistance of
low-cost or free screenings from places such as Planned Parenthood.
said even if a person has no symptoms, the STD can bring great harm
to a person’s health such as causing PID, which is an infection
that travels from the vagina up to the reproductive organs. A person
may not even know they have PID immediately, but it can lead to
infertility and chronic pain.
factor is that many people are not using condoms when having sex.
According to a report, only 24 percent of women said they had a
condom in the last sexual encounter, with just 18 percent saying they
used one each time they had sex.
report also showed that women who were using the pill or another
birth control method were less likely to use a condom during sex.
Condoms are the only thing effective at preventing the spread of
Can You Protect Yourself From A Sexually Transmitted Disease
best way to prevent STDs is to use a condom. However, if you’re
diagnosed with an STD like syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea, they
can still be treated successfully. The only other way to prevent the
spread of STDs is to be tested for them regularly even if you’re
supposed to be in a monogamous relationship.
According to the CDC guidelines, people under 25 years of age or with certain risk factors are urged to be tested each year. However, the guideline should also include everyone gets tested each year.
said, with better STD screening practices, it would be easier to stop
the spread of STDs. However, without the screening, there will be a
lot of individuals with STDs they don’t know about.
you’re diagnosed with an STD, get treatment immediately, following
up with the doctor to ensure the treatment was successful before you
have sex with someone else.