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Quick Facts: Infections

Sexually transmitted infections are risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, preterm delivery, birth defects, newborn illness and death. While prenatal screening for STIs is important, preconception and interconception screening and treatment are also important to reducing the impact of recurrent infections on birth outcomes.

• In Louisiana in 2018, the rate of Chlamydia among women was 1053.3 cases per 100,000 women, compared to an overall rate of 692.7 cases per 100,000 women in the U.S.
 
• In Louisiana in 2018, the rate of gonorrhea among women was 246.5 cases per 100,000 women, compared to an overall rate of 145.8 cases per 100,000 women in the U.S.
 
• In Louisiana in 2018, the rate of syphilis among women was 6.9 cases per 100,000 women, compared to an overall rate of 3.0 cases per 100,000 women in the U.S.
 
• In Louisiana in 2018, the rate of congenital syphilis was 72.8 cases per 100,000 live births, compared to an overall rate of 33.1 cases per 100,000 live births in the U.S.
 
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Source

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Retrieved August 06, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.