Posts Tagged ‘std’

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. […]


How to Teach Your Kids about STDs

As a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to discuss sexual relations with children. On top of this, you even have to discuss sexually transmitted diseases with them, which can easily make both parties uncomfortable. You fear that you will say the wrong thing. You fear that your child will ask a question […]


Can a Virgin Have an STD?

Can a virgin have a sexually transmitted disease? Many people would assume that this question can be answered quite simply: “NO!” or “It’s impossible!” If you were one of those people, you might be surprised to learn that a virgin can have and spread STDs. How can that be? After all, if two partners are “virgins,” this […]


Why should I get tested for STDs?

What would you say to someone who asked you why they should get tested for STDs? Well for starters, there are STDs that can kill you! We all know the HIV/AIDS story–we have all read the heartbreaking stories of a child born with AIDS, struggling to live life on a daily basis with a weakened, […]


“The Clap:” Gonorrhea’s Other Name

“Avoid the Clap, Jimmy Dugan” – A League of their Own (Motion Picture)   With all due respect to one of my favorite fictional baseball managers, the clap is not a laughing matter. The clap is not a subset of gonorrhea. It is gonorrhea. “The clap” is just a nickname.   How did gonorrhea become known […]


Syphilis in the United States

For the better part of a decade, public health officials have decried the increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases throughout the United States. In some respects, these officials believe they are on the losing end of this struggle. There is good reason for them to worry. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Center for […]


Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I get Chlamydia from oral sex? The short answer is, “Yes.” The act of oral sex can and is responsible for the transmission and spread of many types of STD’s. The three most common STD’s that are transmitted by oral sex are Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. In 2016, according to the CDC chlamydia was […]