How long have STIs been around? Why don’t we have anything higher-tech than the condom? And when did we stop saying “STD,” anyway?
Featuring Ina Park, MD, associate professor at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine and author of the book “Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs.” Pick it up here: https://amzn.to/3uGrs8h
Citations and further reading:
- Marfatia, Y. S., Pandya, I., & Mehta, K. (2015). Condoms: Past, present, and future. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS, 36(2), 133–139.
- Copen, C. E. (2017). Condom Use During Sexual Intercourse Among Women and Men Aged 15-44 in the United States: 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth. National health statistics reports, (105), 1-18.
- Luwi: Let Us Wear It (internal condom)
- PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021)
- What STD Killed These Historic Figures? by Katherine Baumgarten, MD, Ochsner Health (2015)
- Syphilis – CDC Fact Sheet (Detailed), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021)
- Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance (AR / AMR): Biggest Threats and Data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019)
- Dholakia, S., Buckler, J., Jeans, J. P., Pillai, A., Eagles, N., & Dholakia, S. (2014). Pubic lice: an endangered species?. Sexually transmitted diseases, 41(6), 388-391.
- Are pubic lice in danger of extinction? by Emine Saner, The Guardian (2013)
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