According to the World Health Organization which refers to these diseases as sexually transmitted infections, around 1M of them occur around the world every single day. Which is equal to more than 376M new cases yearly of the following four infections tracked by the organization: gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
As shocking as these statistics may seem, they would be much worse if they were to include numerous virus-related sexually transmitted infections, such as human papillomavirus, hepatitis B virus, human immunodeficiency virus & herpes simplex virus type 2.
This is barely a problem specific to the developing and poor regions of the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases was the highest ever in the US in 2017 after mounting for 4 consecutive years.
The Executive Director of the National Coalition of Sexually Transmitted Disease Directors, David Harvey stated that The United States consistently have the highest rates of STD in the developed world.
In its report of last year, the Centers for Disease Control noted that 2.3M United States cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia were diagnosed two years back, an upsurge of more than 200 thousand cases over the previous year. There was an addition of 2.3 million cases of trichomoniasis, a less severe genital infection caused by a parasite, were recorded, including 222 thousand new cases.
Various hypotheses were made to guess what exactly is driving the upsurge in the Sexually transmitted disease infections, some blaming it on the lack of personal responsibility. There have been more men having sex without condoms, for example, and young women using IUDs and therefore not seeing a physician regularly. There’s little question as well that hookup application is more responsible for making casual sex more mysterious and available