Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Responses to a Sexist Problem

Christina Risley Curtiss, Robert W. Weinbach

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-80
Number of pages13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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