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Inheritance and Genetics of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Racial Patterns for Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

Racial Information for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Some sexually transmitted diseases are more prevalent among Latinas than other women, too. In 1993, Latinas were five times as likely to contract primary and secondary syphilis as non-Latina whites, and three times more likely to contract gonorrhea. (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Sexually Transmitted Diseases refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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