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Sexually transmitted infections in young adults

Sexually transmitted infections in young adults

Sexual health

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are collected by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) from data provided by genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics. The annual publication of data by the HPA highlights an overall increase in the number of STIs.1 Young people aged 16–24 account for nearly half of the diagnoses made in GUM clinics, despite forming only 12% of the population.2 This age group is more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviour, with a strong link between social deprivation and poor sexual health.3

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