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Minnesota researcher says divorce, longer lives are behind STD rise in older Americans

People are living longer and getting divorced more. One researcher at the University of Minnesota's Program in Human Sexuality says those are among the factors behind an increase in sexually transmitted diseases happening for people in their 60s and 70s.
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People are living longer and getting divorced more. One researcher at the University of Minnesota's Program in Human Sexuality says those are among the factors behind an increase in sexually transmitted diseases happening for people in their 60s and 70s.

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