Tag: STD

Why your sexual health matters

Why your sexual health matters

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. Your reproductive organs include your uterus (also called womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries and cerv ...
Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

What is a sexually transmitted infection? A sexually transmitted infection (also called STI, sexually transmitted disease or STD) is an infection tha ...
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 ...