Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in the U.S. had been fluctuating for several years, but all surged in 2014. In California, the per-capita incidence of the three diseases is higher and has been climbing since 2010.
The article did not address the question, why did STDs rates start climbing in 2010 and surge in 2014?
Could a contributing factor be that in 2010, LAUSD dropped Health as a high school graduation requirement, and substituted classes on global warming?
And could the surge in 2014 be a result of normalizing use of “hook up for sex” apps such as Tinder and Grinder?