Posts Tagged ‘sti’

STDs and Other Mammals

You’d be surprised to hear this, but even animals get STDs! Cases of sexually transmitted diseases grow within the minute, with over 19 million new infected patients yearly in the US. However, what many people do not know is that STDs actually occur in animals, too. Still not interested? Then you should know that scientists […]


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 […]


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 […]


Protection For Females: Female Condoms

  As a sexually active female, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are something that should always be on your mind. Relying on the male to wear a condom, is not always the best option. You should be in control of your body and protect yourself with a female condom. This will also give you peace of […]


The History of Chlamydia

Also known as Chlamydia Trachomatis, this genital infection is known as one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections on a worldwide level. According to the World Health Organization’s Chlamydia statistics (1999), the estimate is set at 92 million and growing. This is a terrifying number that needs to be reduced as soon as […]