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Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise in Rural Kansas

Racquel Stucky is a family medicine physician in Finney County who specializes in preventative medicine. (Photo by Corrine Boyer, High Plains Public Radio / Kansas News Service)

Nationwide, sexually-transmitted diseases had been declining, one decade after the next. That is, until 2017, when the rates abruptly skyrocketed. Kansas is following that trend. Corinne Boyer, of the Kansas News Service, reports from Garden City on one county in southwest Kansas where the trend is particularly troubling.


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Corrine Boyer is a reporter for High Plains Public Radio in Garden City and a contributor to the Kansas News Service.  Follow her on Twitter.  The Kansas News Service reports on the health and well-being of Kansans, their communities and civic life. Discover more at ksnewsservice.org

 

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