Articles Tagged With ‘sexually transmitted diseases’




STD rates spike in California

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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rates are rising nationwide, and they are increasing even faster in California. In 2015, California had more cases of the three STDs than any year since the state began keeping records in 1990. [LA Times] Prior... (Continue reading)

Porn studios employ California blackout to counter condom initiative

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California porn connoisseurs are stumbling into digital barriers which could be impeding them from getting their daily fix. In response to a state ballot measure that calls for requiring adult film performers to wear condoms during sexual intercourse, several pornography... (Continue reading)

Go to the Mid-State Fair, catch an STD?

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Cases of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise in San Luis Obispo County, particularly the spread of chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to county health department. Officials also say there is a connection between an uptick in STDs reported and... (Continue reading)

Syphilis on the rise in California women and babies

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Syphilis cases in California women more than doubled, and reports of the disease in newborns have more than tripled in the state over the last two years. [LA Times] The number of early reported cases of California women contracting the... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases ocular syphilis advisory

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County public health officials are asking medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after several clusters of the disease have been... (Continue reading)

Should porn stars wear condoms?

A bill that would require adult film actors to wear condoms during production is gaining traction in the California Legislature. [Greenfield Reporter] AB 1576 passed an Assembly committee by a 4-1 vote Tuesday. The bill would mandate condom usage in... (Continue reading)