interlínc: Buzz: News
Questions? 800.725.3300

Trends and Issues

Thoughts on Vegas and Why Men Keep Doing This
Note: This post by Charlie Hoehn has some great applications to what we do in student ministry and we wanted to make sure that you see it...
Read more...
The Danger More Pressing than Sex and Drugs in Your Youth Group
 A new study of today’s teenagers contains both encouraging and troubling findings for parents, pastors, and youth group leaders...
Read more...
Cheap Sex and the Decline of Marriage
Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage, argues Mark...
Read more...
How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours
 Smartphones are changing the way an entire generation spends their time. Teens (or iGen, as some have named them) have come of age in a world...
Read more...
New Research: One Kind Of Teenage Friendship Results In Healthier Adulthood
Parents often think teenagers are overly obsessed with their best friends. They should let them be. New research published in the journal Child...
Read more...
News Archives

Popular Dating Apps Impacting STDs

Thursday April 13th, 2017

 STDs are on the rise, especially among young people and dating apps like Tinder and Grindr could be part of the reason.

Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats.

It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect.

The rise of online dating has correlated with another more disturbing trend: STD rates are also very much on the rise in the U.S.

The total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, rose to the highest numbers ever in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control

In two of three cases, the increases hit double digits: Syphilis cases increased by 19 percent, gonorrhea by almost 13 percent, and chlamydia by nearly 6 percent compared to the prior year.

When you add herpes and HPV to the mix, the Centers for Disease Control estimates as much as one-third of the U.S. population has an STD at any given time.

The hardest hit? Young people and gay men.

“We have reached a decisive moment for the nation,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, said in a statement. “STD rates are rising, and many of the country’s systems for preventing STDs have eroded. We must mobilize, rebuild and expand services – or the human and economic burden will continue to grow.”   Read the rest of the article  http://www.metro.us/mind-and-body/stds-rise-online-dating 

Top | Back to Articles

To see the Image status and get the correct email Click here
X
Yes, I am a full-time, part-time, or volunteer youthworker.