Worst area to catch STI in Britain revealed

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The city has the worst figures in Britain

BRITAIN: It has been revealed that London has the highest rate for STIs (Pic: Getty )

A new study has revealed the City of London and Westminster have the most new STIs of anywhere else in the country. 

The city of London has by far the worst figures for new cases of infections, clocking up 4,615 per 100,000 people and Westminster 2,694. 

Brighton follows in the league with high numbers of young people catching one of the disease. 

They rack up 1,547 in every 100,000 and Manchester follows with 1,4111. 

“Our analysis shows that cities and metropolitan areas tend to have higher proportions of positive STI tests results than rural areas, with hotspots around London, Hampshire and the North East of England. ”

Anthea Morris, Co-founder at Better2Know

The data was compiled by the sexual health experts behind the E4 hit show The Sex Clinic, Better2Know, who crunched official figures from 2018. 

The study shows STI cases have shot up 5% in the last year – with a national average of 8.5 cases for every 1,000 people. 

Out of 32 boroughs in London, 15 of them are the worst in England for STIs, with the rate for the capital as a whole at 17.1 per 1,000. 

Students appear to be the biggest offenders with the nationals largest university cities, which include Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle all featuring in the top 20. 

Thousands of people in the UK have the infection

DISEASE: People can get treatment from the NHS (Pic: Getty)

Home test kits were also shown to be in higher demand as there is a rise of 48 per cent in the weeks following summer festivals which are popular with students. 

But the region of England outside London with the highest proportion of new STI diagnoses is the North West, followed by the South East, West Midlands and the South West region. 

Compared to other regions the East Midlands and East of England have the lowest overall proportion of new STI diagnoses. 

Anthea Morris, Co-founder at Better2Know said of the findings: “Our analysis shows that cities and metropolitan areas tend to have higher proportions of positive STI tests results than rural areas, with hotspots around London, Hampshire and the North East of England. 

“However, we were surprised to discover that political and financial centres such as Westminster and the City of London have some of the highest STI rates in the country, way surpassing even other large metropolitan areas and popular university towns such Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton.”

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