Sexual and reproductive health

Global incidence and prevalence of selected curable sexually transmitted infections – 2008

World Health Organization, Dept. of Reproductive Health and Research

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Publication details

Number of pages: 20
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150383 9


Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major global cause of acute illness, infertility, long-term disability and death with serious medical and psychological consequences of millions of men, women and infants. This report presents global and regional estimates for 2008 of the incidence and prevalence of four curable STIs – Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, syphilis and Trichomonas vaginalis – in adults between 15 and 49 years of age.