Why is std more common in females?

Women are more susceptible to STDs during sexual intercourse because the vaginal surface is larger and more vulnerable to sexual secretions than the penis, mainly covered with skin. The most recent figures show that young people, especially girls, are at greater risk. CDC estimates that people ages 15 to 24 get half of all new cases of STDs, while one in four sexually active teens has an STD. While men can get an STI without symptoms, women are generally more likely to get it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported more than 2.8 million cases of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, and a higher prevalence rate among women. Hunter Handsfield, professor emeritus of medicine at the Center for AIDS and STDs at the University of Washington, who studies STIs, says that STIs are “inherently sexist, particularly when comparing the impacts of STIs on women and heterosexual men. Even though men are known for their lack of hygiene and personal care, they're more likely to diagnose an STD before it's too late. According to the CDC, the higher prevalence of infection within sexual networks increases the likelihood of contracting an STD with each sexual encounter.

If you're sexually active, regardless of age, especially if you have multiple partners, you should get tested annually for sexually transmitted diseases. While this uneven risk of the most common STDs can be frightening, all of this can be prevented if the right precautions are taken. To all this we must add that women can transmit sexually transmitted diseases to their babies, which can cause stillbirths, low birth weight, brain damage, deafness and blindness. Most STDs are transmitted by people who don't know they have them, so you should (at least for the sake of your sexual partners) make sure you get tested every year, even if you don't have any symptoms.

Anyone who is sexually active should be tested regularly for STDs, but this is especially true if you've never been tested before, had a recent breakup or divorce, been cheated on or cheated on a partner, or if you're starting a new relationship. Although it is primarily men who transmit sexually transmitted diseases to women, society somehow presents them as the only culprits of it, which, in addition to the inequalities mentioned above, affects their mental health. Unfortunately, experts have found that women are more susceptible to STDs and are seeing them more and more than their partners. If they have some of them, they can disappear without eradicating the infection, but if they continue, it is almost impossible to identify it as an STD.

It's easier for women to overlook these symptoms, in part because of a lack of awareness that they don't know what to look for rather than getting tested for the most common STDs. However, they may also be giving women and men the wrong impression that these diseases are now less threatening, leading to more relaxed attitudes about condom use and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. While considered a minor inconvenience in a man's life, women are often referred to as promiscuous because they have contracted an STD.

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