[Ed. – Multiple factors at work here.]
A record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2017, according to a new report released Monday by the California Department of Public Health.
More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported, which equates to a 45 percent increase compared to 2012, the CDPH reported.
Thirty stillbirths were reported in 2017 in California due to congenital syphilis — the highest number reported since 1995.