STD and Teen Pregnancy in Wisconsin 

The STD and teen pregnancy rates have decreased since the renovation of the sex education law in 2012, but continue remain high. The importance of these rates is to observe that more can be done to have these rates reach to zero. The county’s with the relatively higher STD rates include Forest, Milwaukee, Menominee, Lincoln, Sawyer. The county’s with the highest teen pregnancy rates include Forest, Milwaukee, Price, Waushara, Adams.  

In 2014, the teen BIRTH rate was 11th in the U.S with 18 births per 1,000 girls. In 2010, there were 7,580 teen pregnancies reported with a rate of 39 pregnancies per 1,000 girls in Wisconsin.  

According to the Wisconsin department of health, the five reportable STD in Wisconsin include;  

Chlamydia (#1 most reported in Wisconsin)  

Gonorrhea (#2 most reported in Wisconsin)  

Syphilis (high emphasis on prevention since syphilis has a potential risk of contracting HIV infection and transmission)  

Chancroid (a highly contagious infection that causes ulcers usually in the genitals)  

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) (risk of infertility in women)  

Other STD (not reportable)  

Herpes (genital) (a very common STD caused by two viruses)