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The Public Rejects Compensation for Surprise STDs

deep dive SodaHead Responsible Sex: a weekly infographic Surprise STDS A 49-year-old woman recently received $900,000 for contracting herpes from a 69-year-old man, because he didn't tell her he had the disease. We wanted to know if the public thinks that's fair. Should victims receive compensation for "surprise STDS"? 56% say the victims are on their own 44% think victims should receive compensation Sex Ed Few teens were willing to let victims off the hook, suggesting they know how important protection really is. 50% 51% 48% 45% 47% 41% 31% 13-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Risk of Ruin $100k+: 61% $75-$100k: 42% $50-$75k: 46% $25-$50k: 46% $0-$25k: 40% That $900k figure may have frightened some of the lower income voters, but people who make over $100k think victims should be compensated. Personal Responsibility The right is more likely to hold someone personally responsible for contracting an STD, thus less likely to grant compensation, regardless of the situation. No glove, no love. Liberals: 58% Moderates: 52% Libertarians: 39% Conservatives: 27% The Real Deal* It's helpful to know just how common STDS are in the U.S., though any amount of risk is worth protecting against. Note that these are just the reported cases. 1,500,000 Chlamydia 1,200,000 900,000 600,000 300,000 Gonorrhea Genital Herpes Syphilis 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 SodaHead, 2012 (http://www.sodahead.com/poll/2710291/) * CDC, 2010 (http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/default.htm) Results taken from SodaHead.com on June 15, 2012. Vote, comment, and share a SodaHead © 2012 SodaHead.com Total Votes: 1,045

The Public Rejects Compensation for Surprise STDs

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A couple of weeks ago, a woman reportedly won $900,000 in court from a guy who gave her genital herpes. According to the report, the man failed to inform her of his disease and refused to use protecti...

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