>If you haven’t had the clap, crabs, chlamydia, or worse, well, you’re not doing your part as an American citizen. We’re setting records, impressive ones. So if you’re really down for your country, you just might be the reason we’re seeing such big, big numbers:
More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year—the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday.
Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a “superbug” version resistant to common antibiotics.
Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of congenital syphilis—which can deform or kill babies—rose for the first time in 15 years.