(Worthy News) - Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise for the first time in roughly a decade and online dating could be a contributing factor.
'Swiping right' and knowing very little about the person you're meeting online, could be factors in the latest numbers.
Reported cases of three STD's -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis -- have increased for the first time since 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Young people ages 15 to 24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of STD's each year, which cost the United States an annual $16 billion. [ ... Read More (Source) ]
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