Britain is on high alert after the outbreak of “super gonorrhea” that engulfed the country.
British singles have been urged to take extra precautions as the new strain is resistant to antibiotics.
New cases have been reported NottsLive has identified the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK – and which regions are most affected.
The capital of England collapsed in the first place: a staggering 87,690 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were registered.
The second largest was the southeast with 32,972, followed by the northwest with 29,972. In the East Midlands, 18,920 cases were recorded.
While in the north-east of England the lowest number of STIs was recorded – 11,251 cases.
The data also showed that chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI in England.
In London, 43,964 cases were reported – meaning that 0.5% or every 200 people in the capital are infected with chlamydia.
A study conducted by the Manual found that chlamydia is most common in adults aged 20-24 years with 60,059 cases, followed by people aged 25-34 years with 47,260 cases and 15-19 year olds with 32,731 cases.
Leading clinical sexologist Ness Cooper explains: “When it comes to where people live, many factors can affect how likely you are to get STIs. For example, was your school progressive or conservative when it came to openness to sex
“Were local clinics available so you could check yourself regularly? How insightful was your sex education, and were condoms offered at your school or college?
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“Places where there are laws that prevent sexuality and cultural expectations can also be important factors in accessing STI prevention and treatment.” There are currently four cases of “super gonorrhea” in the UK, and it is resistant to ceftriaxone – the main drug used to treat infections.
The guide analyzed data from Public Heath England and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).