The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports significant increases in the three major STDs in 2014. Cases of chlamydia increased 2.8 percent from 2013 and gonorrhea cases by 5 percent.
Reports of the most infectious stages of syphilis rose 15.1 percent. Most of the surging rates are among men and the consequences are especially severe for young people "because chlamydia and gonorrhea often have no symptoms".
If the infections go undiagnosed this can lead to lifelong repercussions for a woman’s reproductive health, health experts warn.