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Experts worry dating apps could influence STD rates

June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that dating apps have revolutionized the world of relationships for many people.

However, scientists at the World Health Organization are concerned that the success might be too great.

The U.N. agency said that across the globe there are now more than one million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases or infections every day.

Included in this data are 376 million new cases of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis.

Dating apps are allowing people from wide backgrounds, experiences and age groups to form relationships.

Certainly, this is not a bad thing but there are many people who think sex can be safer in this group.

The reality is that 1 in 25 people across the globe have a STD or STI.

Safe sex needs to be stressed.