This article will bring you to the list of states with the highest STD rates in America. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. STDs seem to be very discriminatory not just in respect to age, but gender as well. While men suffer from a reputation that they are way more promiscuous than women, the truth is that women are actually more likely to contract an STD, and are also more likely to contract STDs. On the other hand, STDs are often mild and show little to no symptoms which is why it might be possible that a large percentage of people do not even know that they are infected.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three states with the highest STD rates in America from their list.
The first state is Alabama which needs to do more to protect its citizens from STDs, and it seems that putting up billboards has not really helped bring down the rate. In fact, Alabama is home to Montgomery, which in 2013, had the highest STD rates in the entire nation! The state has recently undertaken to provide vaccinations for various possible STDs, while promoting monogamy and condoms in order to reduce the risk of STDs. The second state on our list now is South Carolina. South Carolina knows it has a problem with STDs and hence, it has enacted laws to deal with the issue. If a person, who has already been infected, willingly or knowingly exposes another person to the disease (while the law does not specify it, this probably means engaging in sexual intercourse), then the person has committed a felony and will be charged accordingly. According to the statistics, South Carolina takes the fifth positions among the states with the highest STD rates in America. The third state on our list now is Mississippi. If you are from Mississippi it might be a good idea to avoid sexual intercourse with the young population in the state, who have a disproportionately high risk of being infected with STDs. These teenagers avoid wearing condoms because, to paraphrase ‘It just feels good without it.’ Furthermore, younger people are less likely to take STDs seriously and hence, even if sexually active, do not get tested for such diseases, which means they might be infected but not even know.