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Are STDs more common in women?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, in some ways

Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds.
That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men dont have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently.

In brief: Yes, in some ways

Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds.
That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men dont have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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In brief: STDs

Stds can and do occur in both men and women.
Since it is common for stds (sexually transmitted diseases) to occur due to sexual intercourse/activity, both men and women are potentially infected.

In brief: STDs

Stds can and do occur in both men and women.
Since it is common for stds (sexually transmitted diseases) to occur due to sexual intercourse/activity, both men and women are potentially infected.
Dr. Richard Boxer
Dr. Richard Boxer
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