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STDs in Seniors Continue to Spread

They say you have to live while you’re young, but that isn’t really the case. Take a step inside an assisted living facility — you might be surprised to find that it looks like spring break! In fact, between 2007 and 2011, chlamydia infections among Americans over 65 increased by 31 percent and syphilis increased by 52 percent. Continue reading “STDs in Seniors Continue to Spread” »

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Being Aware of Your Sexual Health

If you are sexually active then listen up. September is a good time to have an STD test performed, as it’s Sexual Health Awareness Month. The CDC recommends that all people between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested at least once for HIV. Anyone sexually active should get tested for all STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, herpes 1 and 2, trichomoniasis, and HIV. Continue reading “Being Aware of Your Sexual Health” »

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STDs and Women

Worldwide, there are approximately 357 million new infections of chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Many STDs show no symptoms in women but left untreated, STDs can lead can cause a range of problems. Keep reading for more information about STD risks and prevention. Continue reading “STDs and Women” »

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STDs & Men

There is a lot of focus placed on the impact STDs have on women and how it affects their fertility and well-being. Less focus is put on men but with the number of STD infected males rising constantly in this country, more discussion, and education needs to be directed towards the male population.   Continue reading “STDs & Men” »

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February is National Condom Month

February is recognized as National Condom Month in the United States. Originally started on a university campus, it has grown into an educational event that benefits high schools, colleges, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups and family planning centers.  Continue reading “February is National Condom Month” »

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Why Teens Aren’t Understanding STD Basics 

An initiative to provide emergency contraceptives to teenagers in the United Kingdom has backfired somewhat because an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been reported.

Teens in the UK clearly don’t understand STD basics or else they would be concerned about unwanted pregnancies and diseases such as HPV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes.

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Heading Back to College? 3 Things About STDs You Must Know 

With school back in session, there are some things you won’t learn in class.

One is how to protect yourself against sexually transmitted disease. Although there may be some mention of STDs, it’s not a subject that is talked about enough.

That’s why it’s very important to educate yourself about STDs so you can protect yourself and your sexual partners from getting diseases while attending college.

Here are three things you need to know about sexually transmitted diseases.

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Common Questions About STDs You’re Afraid to Ask Your Doctor

When it comes to STDs, it’s never an easy subject to talk about. This is certainly the case when you know little about sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, and treatment. If you’re too afraid to ask your doctor questions about STDs, you’re not alone. Many men and women don’t know where to turn for this information.

If you have questions about STDs, you’re in luck. The following list of questions are common for people who think they have or were recently diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. Use the information here to take action to protect you and your sexual partners from STDs.

Here are some of the questions you might have on your mind.

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Bursting the Bubble on Birth Control Myths 

Birth control, love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Preconceptions about the pill and other forms of female contraceptives paint a very inaccurate picture of what the items do and do not do.

Here, we set the record straight by bursting the bubble on birth control myths.

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Men’s Sexual Health: Basics on STD Prevention 

When it comes to your sexual health, STD prevention tops the list. After all, you don’t want to be a man with a sexually transmitted disease, right?

Before you engage in risky behavior, there are some things you need to know about STD prevention. It will help make STD prevention better and easier.

In honor of Men’s Health Month, check out a few ways to protect your sexual health and the sexual health of your partner.

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