• Sweden edition
 

Sharp rise in cases of gonorrhea among women

Published: 13 Aug 2009 18:01 GMT+02:00
Updated: 13 Aug 2009 18:01 GMT+02:00

But despite the increase among women, men remain more likely to be infected with the sexually transmitted disease.

In the first half of the year, 155 case were reported for heterosexual men, representing a drop of seven percent. For gay men, the decline was more marked, with 26 percent fewer cases of the disease than for the same period last year.

In total, 725 cases of gonorrhea were reported in Sweden last year, an increase of 13 percent compared to 2007. Almost half those infected were aged 20 to 29.

Gonorrhea is primarily spread through heterosexual intercourse or gay sex between two men. Cases of women infecting each other are extremely rare.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

18:49 August 13, 2009 by byke
....... Slaaaags
19:09 August 13, 2009 by Linuschibros
Games goes on
20:49 August 13, 2009 by benomax
I think is high time people realised that sex is risky as sexually transmitted diseases can be contacted just like that. I still think people should go for check up regularly to know their status which will prevent further spread of the disease. The use of condom should be a must. It is so sad that people just have sex without thinking of later consequences. Infectious Disease Department should create more awareness by organising symposium for the public either through the media or what ever. HIV is real, sexually transmitted diseases is also real. Every one should be responsible for their health by taking precautionary measures against it.
21:01 August 13, 2009 by Hedley
Nobody appreciate it, but this bug is a cool bug! You can not do a vaccine, since it has amazing ways to evade immune system!

I am really concern about it, so I hope to do good project in order to eradicate it, because it does not have any other reservoir besides humans. If you eliminate humans carriers and sick people (of course treating them with antibiotics), that noise bug could disappear...
23:56 August 13, 2009 by jack sprat
Hedley,....."" If you eliminate humans carriers and sick people (of course treating them with antibiotics), that noise bug could disappear""

By eliminate,I hope you dont mean kill them all off,......

although I suppose it might do the trick.
04:39 August 14, 2009 by Hedley
@jack sprat

Of course killing is legal anywhere, as long as you kill bugs, not people. Infected people can be treated with antibiotics and "voluntary" isolation of sex meanwhile he/she is receiving drugs.

This bug is very clever, sex is the best way for spreading!!!

The real meaning of sex is to get the best genes for my offsprings!

Humans are animals (not plants, bacteria or fungi!) and we are ruled by animal rules (rules for eating,housing, killing, parentering, even sex)!

Monogamy in animals (although it is not strict) depends on male-female monomorphism! humans lack of this important feature (beginning with his/hers voice, skeleton shape, breast, subcutaneous fat, etcetera). Hypocrisy (ignorance of these rules) helps the bugs for the spreading of every STI (Sexual transmitted infection).
07:23 August 14, 2009 by Marley420
I heard you can get it from drinking to much coffee and eating chocolate...
10:15 August 14, 2009 by peropaco
This comes as no surprise to anyone. Most people I know in Sweden do have unprotected sex with perfect strangers any giving night of the week. I heard that barefeet and rather uneducated people in the third world are more aware of the risk of contacting disease from unprotected sex than the average Swedsson.
11:01 August 14, 2009 by rumcajs
i'm with peropaco. i don't wanna offend anybody, in fact, i realy like a lot of things from swedes and europeans in general i would never find in a lot of people from my country, but when I first came to europe one of the surprising thing was that a lot of people didn't care about the condom.
11:12 August 14, 2009 by Nilspet
@rumcajs #9

I am afraid you are RIGHT. I have seen lots of ads and campaigns in Eastern Europe, India, SE Asia, Greece and Spain on HIV, STDs all the time when I was traveling there. I hardly saw any campaign like that in Sweden. Average people in Sweden are too relaxed about this issue. In fact condoms are very expensive. In S. Africa and some countries you can get them for free and elsewhere they are quite cheap. In a way Swedes are not so scared partly because they know that if they get sick they will get help nevertheless. So it is difficult to scare them with death like in Africa and other parts of the world. I am amazed that there are still many that have multiple partners but don't practice safe sex.
11:31 August 14, 2009 by lensart
Referring to earlier articles on Swedish dating culture, it seems that 'intimate' communication between the genders is not common without the consumption of alcohol to lower inhibitions, unfortunately that also impedes judgement, reasoning and rational thinking.
12:22 August 14, 2009 by Linuschibros
In sweden, condom is not in peoples dictionary, they believe in having fun to the fullest. Nobody is expects to buy condom since its expensive and no subsidy as well to make it cheaper for the fun players. Secondly, people don't think of using condom since the only path way they have to have fun is by getting drunk and by getting drunk to have morale, u will never think of using condom since the person is under the influence of alcohol and end up committing him/herself and then help in distributing the unperishable free goods.

Thinking that Africa has the highest rate of AIDS, you might be deceiving yourself because the open minded Africa saw the existence of it and seek for other continents help and consent and now its reducing rapidly unlike here we all are blind folded about it and we think it doesn't exists rather you stand more chances of contacting it here.

Make use of your condom, don't ruin the rest of your life because of 30 minutes fun.
00:33 August 16, 2009 by Typical Whitey
This is God's way (or if you are an atheist, nature's way) of telling people to not have sex until married - and be faithful to each other. STD's can ruin your life forever. Not worth the 30 minutes of fun.
11:59 August 16, 2009 by Miss Kitten
^

I think this is rather God/Nature's way of telling us to use condoms until we find a monogamous partner and then to stay monogamous.
15:41 August 16, 2009 by Rebel
What does Mikael Gorbachev and a Swedish girl on vacation have in common?

They both got screwed by 10 guys.

What's the difference?

Gorbachev knew their names.
23:35 August 29, 2009 by yesyou
Lemme guess...these people don't have relationships, they just have sex, right? I knew it all along.
Today's headlines
Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag meets children in Husby, Stockholm. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation

The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. READ  

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

A mystery airplane that passed over Swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an American aircraft, sources revealed on Thursday. READ  

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Sweden's three elite boarding schools can no longer charge tuition fees, the government announced on Thursday, in a string of changes following a two-year review. READ  

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace
Photos: TT

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stated that there are four steps to achieving peace in Gaza, and that it begins with removing the blockade - which has "played into Hamas' hands". READ  

Malmström snags EU commissioner post again

Malmström snags EU commissioner post again

Cecilia Malmström has been nominated to be the European Commissioner for another five years, Sweden's prime minister announced on Thursday. READ  

Stockholm Pride 2014
In Pictures: Stockholm's Historic Pride Party
Conchita Wurst belts out a ballad. Photo: Rebecca Jacobs

In Pictures: Stockholm's Historic Pride Party

With Stockholm's Pride Week in full swing, The Local's Rebecca Jacobs heads on down to the traditional Historic Party to take in the colours, Conchita, and the community. READ  

Two to hospital after Stockholm fire

Two to hospital after Stockholm fire

Two people were taken to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning after a fire began in their central Stockholm apartment. READ  

Salmonella prompts Coop hamburger recall
Photo: Jim Cole/TT

Salmonella prompts Coop hamburger recall

Swedish supermarket chain Coop has recalled its in-store brand of fresh hamburger meat after a routine check revealed traces of salmonella in the meat. READ  

What's On in Sweden
Photo: Roger Vikström/TT

What's On in Sweden

It's Pride Week in Stockholm. Find out more about the celebrations (including the biggest Pride Parade in Scandinavia) as well as plenty of other activities in Sweden's three biggest cities. READ  

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'
Hillevi Engström and protesters against Uganda's anti-gay laws. Photos: Maja Suslin/Ben Curtis/TT

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'

Sweden has resumed sending development aid funds to Uganda, after suspending payouts back in March due to "anti-gay legislation". READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
National
Stockholm Pride bars Sweden Democrats
National
Gender neutral pronoun 'hen' enters dictionary
Society
Top ten cafes in Stockholm
People-watching
Gallery
People-watching - Stockholm Pride
Photo: Henrik Trygg/Imagebank Sweden
Society
Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs
Blog updates

31 July

Calling a speedo a speedo (Blogweiser) »

"There are a lot of speedos on Europe’s beaches. Some European males are evidently more comfortable sporting small, stretchy suits on public beaches than I would be. I accept it may be nice to have swimwear that’s not long and cumbersome. A speedo is maybe also good for tanning. But strolling around town in a..." READ »

 

27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 
 
 
Lifestyle
Stockholm Pride kicks off
Analysis
The top six ways the US and Sweden differ
National
Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high
National
Politician reported for selling 'negro ball'
National
Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'
Gallery
Stockholm Pride: Allsång på Skansen with Conchita Wurst
Skatteverket
Sponsored Article
Introducing... ID cards and permits in Stockholm
Gallery
People-watching, June 26th - 28th. Get inside Stockholm's hottest nightclubs
Gallery
Top ten Swedish taboos
Society
Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
Politics
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Society
Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Business & Money
Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
National
Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Society
What's On in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching July 23
National
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

750
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se