Sexually Transmitted Diseases Problem Set

Problem 9: Increase in Cause of Fertility Problems


Which of the following STDs that can cause fertility problems increased dramatically during the last decade or so?
A. Herpes
B. Chlamydia
Chlamydia and gonorrhea, if left untreated, may cause permanent damage to the reproductive organs leading to infertility. Studies show that chlamydia in United States has increased dramatically since 1984 while gonorrhea has been decreasing steadily since about 1975.
C. Genital warts
D. Syphilis
E. Gonorrhea

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