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By comparison, even the countries with the next most serious problem—Canada, England and Wales, and Romania—have much lower incidence rates among adolescents and in the total population. One presented STD prevalence data based on self-reports from national surveys in eight countries, 6 while the other provided prevalence among individuals attending STD clinics in 17 European countries. Young adults are more likely than adolescents to be married, lessening their STD risk relative to that of adolescents. For example, if left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can make it difficult—or even impossible—for a woman to get pregnant. Overall, trends in syphilis and gonorrhea incidence are similar, and declines have occurred in most developed countries—with the striking exception of the Russian Federation. For example, sexual activity is the most basic STD risk factor, and the proportion sexually active is lower among adolescents than among young adults; additionally, the STD rate for the total population includes in its denominator people of all ages, including children; and finally, rates for each age category include in their denominators both those who are sexually active and those who are not sexually active. These estimates should be considered conservative, because STDs commonly are underreported. Gonorrhea infections can be treated with antibiotic therapy.