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Danger in the Sheets

Health officials know how to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. So why the growing epidemic?

THE BATTLE AGAINST THE “enemy in your pants”—as cheeky World War II-era posters referred to syphilis and gonorrhea—is as old as medicine itself and has a long history of mixing moral judgment with medical solutions. Beginning in 1917, social hygiene crusaders in the United States would identify and forcibly examine prostitutes...

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