Tag: STD

Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections

Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections

April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. In the United States, nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections happen each year ...
Protecting your baby from hepatitis B

Protecting your baby from hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that is caused by an infection with the hepatitis B virus. “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. H ...
Prevent syphilis in your baby

Prevent syphilis in your baby

Congenital syphilis (present at birth) can cause serious lifelong health conditions, or even death, for a baby. Unfortunately, the number of congenita ...
What is an ectopic pregnancy?

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo grows in the wrong place. Ectopic means “out of place.” Approximately 1 in 50 pregnancies in the US is ecto ...

STDs can be harmful to you and your baby

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause problems such as premature birth, ectopic pregnancy, birth defects, miscarriage or stillbirth. Most bab ...
Your top STD questions answered

Your top STD questions answered

1. What is an STD? A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection that you can get from having sex with someone who is infected. About 19 mil ...

What is human papillomavirus, HPV?

Each year in the United States, about 19 million individuals contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Genital warts are a form of the most com ...