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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206--210

Vulnerability of Policemen To Syphilis and Gonorrhoea

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Venereal diseases all over the world are assuming alarming proportions. Policemen, usually considered the custodians of society are in no way immune to this and in fact syphilis and gonnorrhoes in them showed 13.5 percent prevalence. They contact the infections in their middle age, often from ticket less travelers or convicted women and expose themselves to these dreaded diseases for pleasure or in the company of friends. Unmarried state and long separation from family seem to predispose the policemen to the exposures. Irregularity and improper treatment causes ping-pong infection between husband and wife. Regular medical examination and more rigid social and personal control are recommended. Other relevant factors leading to vulnerability have been discussed.

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