Despite a plethora of public service announcements admonishing the populace to practice safe sex, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases continues on an uninterrupted upward trajectory, according to federal government researchers and data collectors.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 represent half of the new STD cases. Women under 25 are recommended to be tested for chlamydia every year.
The STDs that are most common includes chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Consistent condom use and practicing monogamy can decrease the likelihood of catching an STD.
Here are the 10 states where the CDC says it’s easiest to catch an STD.