For some STDs, such as chlamydia, adolescent females may have increased susceptibility to infection because of increased cervical ectopy. Cervical ectopy refers to columnar cells, which are typically found within the cervical canal, located on the outer surface of the cervix. Although this is a normal finding in adolescent and young women, these cells are more susceptible to infection. The higher prevalence of STDs among adolescents may also reflect multiple barriers to accessing quality STD prevention and management services, including inability to pay, lack of transportation, long waiting times, conflict between clinic hours and work and school schedules, embarrassment attached to seeking STD services, method of specimen collection, and concerns about confidentiality e.
The problem is so bad, Medicare may soon add STD screenings as a covered benefit. But older Americans are also discovering along with good sex comes a big problem: sexually transmitted diseases. A federal report shows among those 55 and older, that the number of reported cases of Syphilis and Chlamydia has soared. This is totally gross and inaccurate.
From travel insurance to fraud protection, AARP has you covered. Take a closer look at your member benefits. Many STDs can be cured with antibiotics, but untreated cases have severe health consequences. Infection rates for sexually transmitted diseases keep climbing among Americans 45 and older, part of a larger national trend that the U. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says must be confronted.
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