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“More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide.”
World Health Organization
Four women* a day will develop cervical cancer
One woman a day will die of cervical cancer
One in three women do not screen regularly for cervical cancer
CHLAMYDIA & GONORRHEA
Increase in reported Chlamydia cases from 2003-2012
70% of Chlamydia infections in women may have no symptoms
2/3 of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) cases unrecognized
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HPV is a very common virus with over 100 different strains. Low-risk strains of HPV can cause genital warts, while high-risk strains of HPV can cause different types of cancer, including cervical cancer.
Of sexually active Canadians will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime (SOGC)
Chlamydia is a bacteria that can cause pelvic inammatory disease (PID) or lymphogranuloma venerum (LGV) in women. PID can lead to chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancies, or infertility. LGV can cause lumps inside or outside of the genitals.
Of chlamydia infections in women do not have any symptoms (SOGC)
Gonorrhea is a bacteria that can cause pelvic inammatory disease (PID), which can lead to chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancies, or infertility. Most women will not experience any symptoms. Gonorrhea is often co-infected with Chlamydia.
Reported gonorrhea infections in Canada increased by 53.4% between 2001-2010 (PHAC)