Monosyllabic Pedantry

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good Lord, People

Stats from today's news:

The CDC's latest study on STDs found:

* 1.2 million cases of chlamydia were reported in 2008, up from 1.1 million in 2007.

* Nearly 337,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported.

* Adolescent girls 15 to 19 years had the most chlamydia and gonorrhea cases of any age group at 409,531.

* Blacks, who represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, accounted for about 71 percent of reported gonorrhea cases and almost half of all chlamydia and syphilis cases in 2008.

* Black women 15 to 19 had the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

* 13,500 syphilis cases were reported in 2008, an almost 18 percent increase from 2007.

* 63 percent of syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men.

* Syphilis rates among women increased 36 percent from 2007 to 2008.

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  • Well, that was an enlightening little tidbit of news for my lunch hour.
    Seems to be a lot of skankiness goin' on out there! Eww.

    By Anonymous michele, at 10:54 AM  

  • Yeah, why are you posting this? Do you have something to say to me?

    ha ha

    the Wife

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:06 AM  

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