The AIDS crisis has diverted the professionals’ and the public's attention from other sexually transmitted diseases. These diseases are biologically sexist in that they have the greatest impact on women and, if the women are pregnant, on their babies. This article discusses the incidence and conse quences of five of the most common sexually transmitted diseases—syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and pelvic inflammatory disease—and presents specific recommendations for social work intervention related to both prevention and treatment.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)