venereal disease


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venereal disease

(vənēr`ēəl): see sexually transmitted diseasesexually transmitted disease
(STD) or venereal disease,
term for infections acquired mainly through sexual contact. Five diseases were traditionally known as venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis, and the less common granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and
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venereal disease

[və′nir·ē·əl di′zēz]
(medicine)
Any of several contagious diseases generally acquired during sexual intercourse; includes gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum. Abbreviated VD.

venereal disease

any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourse
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In his view, these women were the most difficult to rescue and reform and were mainly responsible for spreading venereal disease. They lived a reckless life subject to intemperance and surrounded by dirt and neglect, which favoured contagion.
Article 115 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic as of 1960 also included Part 3, which first provided for the criminal responsibility for qualified types of contaminating the other person with a venereal disease by a person, who knew that he/she had such a disease.
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One widely distributed poster, for example, included a pair of posed photographs that had been prepared by the Office of the Chief Surgeon, ETOUSA, for the venereal disease educational program.
Moreover, a propaganda campaign was vigorously undertaken within the RAF to educate European personnel about the dangers of venereal diseases. In the end, the anti-prostitution measures were successful in reducing the spread of venereal diseases amongst Europeans.
We should learn from the sorrow of so many broken marriages, the sickening figures for teenage venereal disease, the vast numbers of children growing up fatherless.
Girls aged 16 to 19 in England and Wales have the highest rates of venereal disease such as gonorrhoea, the highest teenage pregnancy rates, high abortion levels and are more likely to use drugs.
The Secret Malady: Venereal Disease in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France.
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This article will focus on assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress, and tortious infliction of a venereal disease. The first two claims are discussed because they make up the majority of domestic violence torts.
* Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
In 1901 he caused a scandal by tackling the subject of venereal disease in Les Avaries (Damaged Goods).