Brighton and Crawley are among the best STI hotspots in England


New research from online medical website Mars has narrowed down which places in the country have the highest number of sexually transmitted infections.

After 317,901 new STI diagnoses in 2020, Mars experts examined the sexual and reproductive health profiles of every local authority in England.

It then looked at diagnosis rates per 100,000 for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, and genital herpes to find the locations where people are most at risk of contracting an STI.

It marked places out of ten, with a score closer to ten representing the highest risk.

Brighton and Hove finished 13th in the top 20 with a score of 9.47 and Crawley was 20th with a score of 9.01.

Lambeth took first place with a score of 9.99, followed by Southwark with 9.94 and Hammersmith with 9.94.

The research found that Mid Sussex has the lowest number of chlamydia cases in the country, with 67 cases per 100,000 in 2020. Brighton and Crawley are among the best STI hotspots in England

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