Clamydia On The Rise; Other SDI’s Flat Among MB Teens

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Chlamydia is on the rise but there’s been no dramatic increases or decreases in the rate of other sexually transmitted diseases among Manitoba teens. Provincial health officials have released their latest report card on the sexual health of Manitoba teens.


Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Routledge told 680 CJOB’s Dahlia Kurtz you also shouldn’t just talk about teens.


“The bottom line is if you’re talking about sexual health whether a teenager or adult, there are people who are practising sexual health behaviors that are not ideal for their health. While it’s good to have a conversations about teens, we can’t not talk about adults.”


Manitoba’s rate for teen pregnancy remains among the highest in the country. The highest rate of sexually transmitted infections is still found in the poorest areas.



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