Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect people all over the world. But what do the numbers say? In this blog, Better2Know explores some statistics published by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The World Health Organisation reports that globally:
STIs have a far-reaching impact on sexual and reproductive health all over the world, so much so that it is sometimes difficult to put such large numbers into perspective.
According to the above statistics, in the last ten minutes alone, six women have died from cervical cancer, and almost 7000 people have acquired an STI.
These shocking figures indicate just how widespread this issue is. How many of these people will get tested after acquiring an STI? How many will unknowingly pass an STI onto their next partner? How many cervical cancer cases could have been prevented?
Taking responsibility for your own sexual health and ensuring all partners are also tested and treated is critical in order to prevent further STI transmission.
Better2Know can help you to take care of your sexual health. If you are concerned about STIs, speak to our highly trained sexual health advisors in confidence today by phone or live chat. Our dedicated team is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you gain peace of mind surrounding your sexual health. We can arrange confidential STI testing at a clinic near you, with a private nurse visit, or you can order a convenient home test kit.
 World Health Organisation: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
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