Articles Tagged: STI

female gender symbolGonorrhea

Have you heard of “the clap,” or “a dose,” or “a drip”? These are all names for gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, caused by bacteria. … read more

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painful crampsPelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

PID is a serious infection usually caused by sexually transmitted infections. It can cause problems including chronic pain and difficulty getting pregnant (infertility). It’s important to lessen your chance of … read more

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scabiesScabies

Scabies is a mite (tiny insect) that burrows into the skin. An itchy rash is caused when a female mite burrows into a person’s skin to lay her eggs. Who … read more

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male condomCondoms: Male Condoms

The male condom is a sheath (or covering) worn over the penis during sexual activity. It prevents pregnancy by acting as a barrier, preventing semen from entering the vagina so … read more

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female gender symbolHepatitis B

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infects the liver. There’s a very effective vaccine that prevents HBV infection. The vaccine is usually given to babies, but some teens, especially those from other … read more

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female gender symbolChlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US. It’s caused by bacteria that can infect the vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, anus, urethra, throat, or eye. … read more

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