A Public Service Announcement for senior citizens may seem too racy for some but the message is crucial.
Rates of sexually transmitted disease have doubled in those 50-90 years old.
According to the editorial, an estimated 80 percent of 50- to 90-year-olds are sexually active. This activity has contributed to rises in cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea among 45- to 64-year-olds in the U.S. and the U.K.
According to CDC estimates, there were almost 900 cases of syphilis in 45 to 64-year-olds in 2000, and in 2010, the number grew to more than 2,500. In the elderly age group, 6,700 people were diagnosed with chlamydia in 2000; by 2010? 19,000. The number of new HIV diagnoses in people over 50 has also doubled between 2000 and 2009, according to the editorial’s authors.
Modern medicine and willing partners has increased the incidence of sexual activity amount this age group.
No longer fearing pregnancy they need to be re-educated about condoms and the prevention of STD’s.