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SheerReason's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by SheerReason

Striking statistics. I fully expected that the United States would have the highest rate of pregnancies, births, abortions and people living with HIV/AIDS. I also noted that the United Kingdom was vastly different than the rest of Europe. While nowhere near as bad as the U.S., the UK still has much higher rates than the other European countries in the data given in the article.

I'm not sure why that is exactly that the UK has much higher rates of pregnancies, abortions etc. than the other European countries discussed in the article. Perhaps someone here could shed some light on the subject?

Also of note is a staggering rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the U.S. In 2009, Syphilis had a rate of 4.3 cases per 100,000. Gonorrhea had a rate of 99.1 per 100,000 and Chlamydia had a rate of 409.2 per 100,000 just to name a few.

Naturally, the rates are the highest in the Bible Belt of the U.S. and Alaska of all places. ( I can see Gonorrhea from my house )

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:41:40 UTC | #935409