Dermatological manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) range from full body papulosquamous eruptions to genital ulcers and warts. The transmission, prevalence, and disease burden of STDs are not shared equally between the sexes.
Women are more susceptible than men for the acquisition of the human immunodeficiency virus and other dangerous STDs because of economic, biological, and social factors, and often sustain more damage to their health from the disease.
This review article elucidates the differential effect of STDs on women vs men to better understand what is required to protect women from the morbidity and mortality of STDs.
Madkan VK, Giancola AA, Sra KK, Tyring SK. Sex Differences in the Transmission, Prevention, and Disease Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(3):365–370. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.3.365
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