Sexual Health

Sexual Health

This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Some of the common STDs you may have heard of include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and syphilis.

Sexually transmitted diseases are passed from person to person during sexual activity (e.g. vaginal, oral and anal sex, mutual masturbation) or bodily fluids. You or your partner can be a carrier of a sexually transmitted infections without displaying symptoms, so even if you are in a monogamous relationship, it’s important to get tested. If left untreated, infections can lead to diseases that cause damage in the body.

Prevention

Using a condom during sex can reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting certain STDs, but using a condom does not eliminate the risk entirely. Vaccinations exist for some STDs, but not all. The only sure way to avoid infection is to refrain from engaging in sexual activity. This means not having any vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It’s okay to say “no” if you do not want to have sex.

Treatment

Some STDs can be treated and even cured with medications. Early detection is essential for effective treatment. Other STDs cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed. Being tested for STDs is easy, and your health and safety is worth it.

If you think you may have an STD or have never been tested, call us to get a referral for testing. Facing the possibility of a sexually transmitted disease is scary, but you don’t have to go through it alone.

More information

Bacterial Vaginosis
Genital Herpes
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Human Papillomavirus
Syphilis
Trichomoniasis

This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice.

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First Choice Solutions

Founded in 1999, First Choice Solutions is a pregnancy options medical clinic based in Washington, Indiana. Formerly known as the Pregnancy Care Center.

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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