Sexually Transmitted Diseases
-Treponema pallidum (syphilis)
-Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea)
trasmitted via bodily fluids in genitourinary tracts during sexual activity.
1/3 of cases - teenagers w/multiple sex partners
- symptoms can be minor so medical treatment is not sought
- social stigma- also inhibts people seeking aid, esp males!
can lead to infertility, cancer, heart disease birth defects, stillbirth, immune problems, death.