With liberal attitudes to sex, health suffers

20th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

20 July 2006, MADRID — Spaniards are neglecting their sexual health, a report published on Thursday warns.

20 July 2006

MADRID — Spaniards are neglecting their sexual health, a report published on Thursday warns.

As attitudes to sex have become more relaxed, Spaniards have taken less care to guard against sex diseases.

The number of women using the morning-after pill has tripled in recent years from 160,000 in 2001 to 506,000 last year.

But at the same time, the number of people suffering from sexually transmitted diseases has also grown.

In 2005, 1,255 people were treated for syphilis, a rise of 700 from 2001.

The number suffering from gonorrhoea or other related diseases, rose to 1,174 in 2005 from 805 four years before.

The government has launched a campaign to promote the use of condoms after a survey found two thirds of those asked thought HIV was not something which concerned them.

At present, 120,000 and 160,000 are HIV positive in Spain.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

 

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