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Shock rise in East Lancs sex diseases

Lancashire Telegraph: Shock rise in East Lancs sex diseases Shock rise in East Lancs sex diseases

A LACK of proper sex education in schools has contributed to an increase in some sexually transmitted infections in East Lancashire, according to a charity.

Despite an overall reduction in the rate of new STIs, figures published by Public Health England showed herpes rates have doubled in Hyndburn and Pendle since 2009, while Burnley had the second highest proportion of herpes cases out of 20 boroughs in Lancashire and Cumbria.

The rate of gonorrhoea cases doubled in Burnley and Chorley, while Blackburn with Darwen also saw a sharp increase.

Daisy Ellis, acting policy director at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “It is concerning to see an increase in the rates of gonorrhoea and herpes in Lancashire, which suggests that the safer sex message isn’t getting through to everyone.

“This is a further reminder that the current approach to sex education in schools is not fit for purpose, leaving too many young people unprepared for the pressures of modern relationships.

“Taught properly, sex and relationships education has been shown to delay sexual activity, reduce the number of sexual partners, and increase the use of condoms and other contraception.”

Herpes rates jumped from 55 to 79 per 100,000 of population in Burnley from 2009 to 2013, 39 to 78 in Hyndburn, 28 to 58 in Pendle, and 59 to 74 in Rossendale.

Over the same period, gonorrhoea rates increased from 13 to 25 per 100,000 in Burnley, 12 to 28 in Chorley and 13 to 19 in Blackburn with Darwen.

The figures showed an overall reduction in STI rates, also including genital warts, syphilis and chlamydia, in Blackburn with Darwen, from 798 cases per 100,000 in 2009, to 547 per 100,000 in 2013.

The overall STI rate in the rest of Lancashire reduced from 804 to 738 per 100,000.

Public Health England said increased STI testing in sexual health clinics in recent years, particularly among men, as well as the routine use of more sensitive diagnostic tests will partly explain the increases in herpes and gonorrhoea, although ‘ongoing unsafe sexual behaviour will have played an additional role’.

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11:10am Fri 20 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?
It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex? GracesDad
  • Score: 26

11:11am Fri 20 Jun 14

Casper's mum says...

Why is this due to a lack of school based sex education?

Why aren't parents explaining to their offspring how to keep themselves safe?
Why is this due to a lack of school based sex education? Why aren't parents explaining to their offspring how to keep themselves safe? Casper's mum
  • Score: 19

11:14am Fri 20 Jun 14

HarryBosch says...

How can you know that the message isn't getting across? It may be as simple as people just aren't practicing safe sex.
How can you know that the message isn't getting across? It may be as simple as people just aren't practicing safe sex. HarryBosch
  • Score: 16

11:23am Fri 20 Jun 14

mmickk says...

No excuses any more you can even buy rubbers in the pound stores.
No excuses any more you can even buy rubbers in the pound stores. mmickk
  • Score: 17

12:13pm Fri 20 Jun 14

shytalk says...

GracesDad wrote:
It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?
Exactly gracesdad. if you play out or you play away wear your wellies if u don't want to get your feet wet
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?[/p][/quote]Exactly gracesdad. if you play out or you play away wear your wellies if u don't want to get your feet wet shytalk
  • Score: 12

12:13pm Fri 20 Jun 14

shytalk says...

GracesDad wrote:
It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?
Exactly gracesdad. if you play out or you play away wear your wellies if u don't want to get your feet wet
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?[/p][/quote]Exactly gracesdad. if you play out or you play away wear your wellies if u don't want to get your feet wet shytalk
  • Score: 5

1:01pm Fri 20 Jun 14

rudis_dad says...

shytalk wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?
Exactly gracesdad. if you play out or you play away wear your wellies if u don't want to get your feet wet
Or your knob to drop off.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: It's so easy to blame schools for things like this. Why not blame the idiots that are having unprotected sex?[/p][/quote]Exactly gracesdad. if you play out or you play away wear your wellies if u don't want to get your feet wet[/p][/quote]Or your knob to drop off. rudis_dad
  • Score: 7

1:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

BacupBoy says...

STDs are at record highs becuase morals are at record lows !
STDs are at record highs becuase morals are at record lows ! BacupBoy
  • Score: 14

3:12pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Mothernature says...

Why are you all assuming it's the younger generation that are not practicing safe sex? There are many people of ALL ages that don't practice safe sex. You might be shocked to learn that most of these diseases are higher in the older generation. Don't automatically presume anything the LT prints. Do some research and then comment when you have the correct information.
Why are you all assuming it's the younger generation that are not practicing safe sex? There are many people of ALL ages that don't practice safe sex. You might be shocked to learn that most of these diseases are higher in the older generation. Don't automatically presume anything the LT prints. Do some research and then comment when you have the correct information. Mothernature
  • Score: 8

3:14pm Fri 20 Jun 14

site supervisor says...

i bet them two where glad to have there picture taken for a story like this.......hahahahah
i bet them two where glad to have there picture taken for a story like this.......hahahahah site supervisor
  • Score: 3

3:19pm Fri 20 Jun 14

juanbbien says...

Me and the wife practice safe sex I've just bought a padded head board
Me and the wife practice safe sex I've just bought a padded head board juanbbien
  • Score: 7

3:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

Mothernature wrote:
Why are you all assuming it's the younger generation that are not practicing safe sex? There are many people of ALL ages that don't practice safe sex. You might be shocked to learn that most of these diseases are higher in the older generation. Don't automatically presume anything the LT prints. Do some research and then comment when you have the correct information.
Have a read back through all the previous comments. At no point does anybody suggest it is down to the young generation. Do some research and then comment when you have the correct information.
[quote][p][bold]Mothernature[/bold] wrote: Why are you all assuming it's the younger generation that are not practicing safe sex? There are many people of ALL ages that don't practice safe sex. You might be shocked to learn that most of these diseases are higher in the older generation. Don't automatically presume anything the LT prints. Do some research and then comment when you have the correct information.[/p][/quote]Have a read back through all the previous comments. At no point does anybody suggest it is down to the young generation. Do some research and then comment when you have the correct information. GracesDad
  • Score: 3

4:49pm Fri 20 Jun 14

It's a spade! says...

My wife likes to practice safe sex!

I ask and she says no!
My wife likes to practice safe sex! I ask and she says no! It's a spade!
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

My sister had sex with a foreign truck-driver.
Now she's HGV positive.
My sister had sex with a foreign truck-driver. Now she's HGV positive. Copperhead
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Honestly people get checked out, nothing worse than having to tell the wife she may have crabs ;)
Honestly people get checked out, nothing worse than having to tell the wife she may have crabs ;) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 1

5:51am Sat 21 Jun 14

HarryBosch says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Honestly people get checked out, nothing worse than having to tell the wife she may have crabs ;)
If your wife gets crabs it'll be too late for explanations M@C
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Honestly people get checked out, nothing worse than having to tell the wife she may have crabs ;)[/p][/quote]If your wife gets crabs it'll be too late for explanations M@C HarryBosch
  • Score: 2

1:04am Sun 22 Jun 14

Steven11 says...

Copperhead wrote:
My sister had sex with a foreign truck-driver.
Now she's HGV positive.
Passed first time a presume , good girl .
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: My sister had sex with a foreign truck-driver. Now she's HGV positive.[/p][/quote]Passed first time a presume , good girl . Steven11
  • Score: 0

4:53pm Sun 22 Jun 14

zabby says...

Simple keep your knickers on,stop slagging about
Simple keep your knickers on,stop slagging about zabby
  • Score: 1

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