International Sexual Health Statistics

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Venereal disease Syphilis Gonorrhea Chlamydia
rate per 100,000 aged 15-19 all ages aged 15-20 all ages aged 15-21 all ages
Sweden 1995 0.6 0.8 1.8 2.8 570 156
France 1996     7.7 8.4 55.1 60.2
Canada 1996 0.6 0.3 59.4 16.8 563 114.8
United Kingdom* 0.2 0.3 67 22.4 203 75.9
United States 1996 6.4 4.3 572 125 1132 193
*England and Wales 1996            

Source:

Veneral diseases: Guttmahcer Institute

For both sexes. Table 3-2, PDF p. 29

Risk behaviors scores Pregnancy levels and resolution Sexual activity Contracep- tive use STD risk Overall mean risk score
Sweden 1 2.3 1.7 2 1.8
France 1.3 2 1.3 1.5 1.5
Canada 2 2.3 1.7 1.5 1.9
United Kingdom 2.3 2.3 1.3 1.5 1.9
United States 3 2.3 2.7 2.5 2.6

Source:

Risk and behaviors scores: Guttmacher Institute

Table 8-1, PDF p. 84. STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease.

Pregnancy levels and resolution : Intended childbearing, unintended pregnancies, birth to abortion ratio

Sexual activity : early sexual debut, current sexual activity, sporadic sexual activity

Contraceptive use: no use at first sex. No current use, use of non-hormonal methods

STD risk: multiple partners, no current condom use

 
Support for sexual health    scores Material Transition Attitudes Services Overall mean score
Sweden 5 4.5 5 4.4 4.7
France 4 4 4.3 3.6 4
Canada 3 3 3 3.8 3.2
United Kingdom 2 3 2.5 3.8 2.8
United States 1 1.5 1.5 2.6 1.7
Material: Commitment to individual wellbeing , economic equality
Transition: Support for transition to adulthood and parenting: support for working mothers, job training and employment assistance for youth
Attitudes: Nonjudgmental, positive approach to sexuality: openness regarding sexuality, comprehensive sexuality education, abstinence/delay encouraged but not stressed, media used to promote responsible sexual behavior
Services: Accessibility of reproductive health services: universal health coverage, health services, serve all economic groups, confidentiality assured for teens, teen-focused health services, teen access to contraceptive services, free or low-cost contraceptive supplies, teen access to STD services.

Source:

Support for sexual health scores: Guttmacher Institute

Table 8-2, PDF p. 87

More source info and details on Teen Pregnancy tab

These scores are based on a qualitative judgment about a number of policies.