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OUR VIEW: Time for ‘the talk’ in wake of STD rise in state

August 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As we read that sexually transmitted diseases are rising in Davison County and throughout South Dakota, we cannot help but suggest to parents the one thing that many tend to dread: The talk. Continue Reading


August 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Department of Health gives these tips to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. Continue Reading

Vote set on recommendation to screen all Minnesota older teens, young adults for chlamydia

September 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The resolution backs screening for everyone 15 to 25, whether their sexually active or not. That would go beyond the national guidelines which recommend screening only females who are sexually active. Continue Reading

Surge in sexually transmitted disease cases alarms Minnesota health officials

April 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia (kla-MID’-ee-ah), gonorrhea and syphilis. They rose to a new high of 17,760 in Minnesota in 2010. That’s 848 cases more than 2009. Continue Reading

Report show sexually transmitted infections are increasing in Minnesota

November 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Planned Parenthood expressed deep concern over the findings of a new report indicating high rates of sexually transmitted infections. Continue Reading

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Chlamydia cases on rise in Minn., North Dakota

August 2, 2010 in INFORUM

Health Dept. forms partnership to find ways to address problem

Chlamydia cases in North Dakota and Minnesota are on the rise, and national numbers have more than doubled in the past 14 years.
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