Report: STDs on the Rise Among America’s Senior Citizens
A new report reveals that U.S. senior citizens are getting sexually transmitted diseases at rates similar to Americans aged 20-24.
In 2011 and 2012, 2.2 million Medicare beneficiaries received free sexually transmitted disease screenings and counseling sessions.
Chlamydia infections among Americans who are 65 and up rose 31 percent from 2007 to 2011. During that same time frame, syphilis infections among Americans 65 and up increased 52 percent.
Psychotherapist Beatty Cohan says there needs to be more sex education for seniors.
Watch the video above for Cohan’s full interview on The Real Story.