Texas’ rank on ‘most sexually diseased states’ list better than last year

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Texas’ rank on ‘most sexually diseased states’ list better than last year

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Texas’ rank on a new list might not be the best news for the state’s sexually active residents. 

According to the list, compiled by backgroundchecks.org, Texas is the No. 16 “most sexually diseased state in the U.S.” 

If that doesn’t sound like a great spot to you, take comfort that the state fell four spots on the list since last year, when the state was ranked No. 12.

This year’s list is based on 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looking at the number of STD infections in the U.S. According to the data, STD rates rose in 2016 to reach an all-time high. Backgroundchecks.org’s map looks only at the rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea in each state. 

Per 100,000 residents in Texas, 520 were infected with chlamydia and 154 with gonorrhea. 

Are you surprised to hear that Alaska came in as the No. 1 most infected state? Or Vermont the least? You can view the full map here

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