Ecology of Venereal Diseases At Guntur
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Ramachander M, Ramamurthy K V. Ecology of Venereal Diseases At Guntur. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1974;40:95-103
AbstractOne thousand consecutive male patients attending the VD clinic, Government General Hospital, Guntur were studied regarding their age, marital status, female contacts, places of contacts, time of contact and economic status. 58.8% were single, 38.8% were, married and 2.4% were widowers. The highest incidence, 94.3% of VD was found between 16-30 years. 36.4% were found in the teenagers. Among the female contacts 39.4% were prostitutes and 60.5% non-paid contacts. 69.6% of female contacts were teenagers. In our series the sexual contact with the prostitute mostly took place in the prostitute's residence and in no paid female contacts, fields were the commonest place in rural area and the residence of either in the urban areas. In the rural areas sexual contact in fields usually took place in the afternoon recess for lunch or in the evening after the day's work. In the urban areas the sexual contact usually occurred between 6 and 10 p.m. The income of the patients attending the VD clinic in 94.6% cases is less than Rs. 200/-p'm. Only two patients had income over Rs. 5001- p.m. The various factors responsible for the increase of venereal diseases have been discussed in detail.