chlamydia http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-women-free-birth-control-doesnt-lead-risky-sex <p>New research out of Washington University has found that giving women free birth control does not increase risky sexual behavior.</p><p>The analysis included 7,751 St. Louis-area women between the ages of 14 and 45.</p><p>It was part of an even larger effort called the <a href="http://www.choiceproject.wustl.edu/#MISSION" target="_blank">Contraceptive CHOICE Project</a>, whose goal is to promote the use of long-term contraceptive methods like intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:46:38 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex St. Louis Still Ranks Second In The U.S. For Two Common STDs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-still-ranks-second-us-two-common-stds <p>St. Louis continues to have some of the highest rates of two common sexually transmitted diseases in the country.</p><p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats12/default.htm">According to data released on Wednesday</a> by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, St. Louis ranked second highest among U.S. cities for per capita rates of <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm">chlamydia</a> and <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/">gonorrhea</a>.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:11:18 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 32874 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Still Ranks Second In The U.S. For Two Common STDs STD rates up in the St. Louis area, according to CDC report http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/std-rates-st-louis-area-according-cdc-report <p><strong>Updated with full data tables at 2:09 p.m. (see below)</strong></p><p>Rates of three sexually transmitted diseases are up in the St. Louis area, according to <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats">an annual report</a> released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STD rates up in the St. Louis area, according to CDC report