Category: pregnancy

The Birds & The Bees and STDs

May Sexual Health Awareness News – Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention In 2016, there were 209,809 babies born to females ages 15-19. Even though these numbers are 9% lower than the year before in 2015, and 67% lower from 1991, these births still accounted for 5.3% of all births in 2016. According to a national survey, approximately 77% of […]


Herpes In The Throat

Herpes Esophagitis Named for the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that carries the food from the mouth to the stomach, “Herpes Esophagitis” is the medical term for herpes found in the throat. Any inflammation of the esophagus is referred to as “Esophagitis.”1 This type of herpes is considered an opportunistic infection2 and is typically […]


Cutting Holes in Condoms:  Sabotage Legalities

When considering sexual assault, it’s common to think only of stranger raping a woman in some secluded location or someone molesting a child. However, there is much more to sexual assault than just scenarios like these. You’ve probably heard stories of women who lied about taking contraceptives to get pregnant. There is actually a term for it. It is […]


Can STDs Pass to an Infant Through Breastfeeding?

The majority of sexually transmitted diseases can affect the newborns or pregnancies in a bad way. Some may increase the risk of premature delivery or influence the baby’s birth weight, while others can cause serious and even fatal infections to the newborn. Some even get transmitted through breastfeeding, either from the milk or the sores […]


Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Did you know that approximately two million pregnant women suffer from STDs at this point? This is what the Center for Disease Control reports and yet, many women have no idea that these diseases can infect them. Sex education is more important than ever, both for women carrying a baby and those who do not. […]