Epididymitis is the inflammation of the tube connecting the vas deferens and testicle. Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause inflammation and reduction in reproductive function.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that
more than 750,000 women suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
PID affects reproductive organs, including the fallopian tubes and
uterus as a result of bacterial infection.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a medical term used to describe an
infection that affects reproductive organs. The condition can be
diagnosed independently or as a symptom of sexually transmitted diseases
like gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Gonorrhea is a serious bacterial infection that may be passed from one partner to the other during sexual contact. Sexual contact includes oral, anal and genital sex.
STD prevention is easy: don’t have unprotected sex. The easiest and most effective preventative tactic is the use of condoms. Men have the power to reduce the number of people dying every year due to STDs.
STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are passed from one person to another via unprotected sex. Syphilis is only one of three major STDs men have to worry about when choosing sexual partners and protection. The two others are HIV and Gonorrhea.
Sexually transmitted diseases affect more than 2 million women every year. This number can only be tallied by the number of women who are treated or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease making the real number more than likely far greater.
An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus.
Vulvovaginitis can affect women in every age group, though it's often seen in girls before puberty. It can be caused by an irritant, such as a chemical, or by an infectious agent.
Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. The following are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
A vaginal discharge could be normal, but it can also be caused by a vaginal infection.