Experts know, based on previous research and data collection, that
conduct problems are predictive of an earlier sexually active start,
higher risk of pregnancy and higher risk of contracting an STD,
The birth control pill has been around for decades and despite clinical
study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to
hear rumors and myths about possible side effects of taking the pill.
The agent responsible for the sexually transmitted disease Chancroid is a bacteria called Haemophilus Ducreyi.
Syphilis is an on-going problem in Mexico. Each year more than
330,000 pregnant women test positive for syphilis. Syphilis can be
passed to the infant; resulting in congenital syphilis in some cases.
Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that nearly all children suffer from before the age of 5.
You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with pregnancy infections, given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood:
Ringworm is a fungal infection. The fungi live on dead tissues found on the skin, nails and hair. Ringworm can infect the feet and genital area, causing athlete's foot and jock itch. The condition is extremely easy to treat.
Have you ever wondered what month accounts for the highest number of
pregnancies? The answer is different for adults and teens. According to
current research, teens are more apt to conceive in the month of March;
the same month as spring break trips and activities.
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This means the bacteria that causes MRSA is resistant to common antibiotics.
RSV infects the breathing passages and lungs in small children and infants.
Adults can also be affected by RSV. Adults have the immunity to fight
off RSV, but young children and infants have not yet built up enough
immunity so the condition may worsen and lead to other illnesses.
Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin.
Mumps is a viral infection spread from one child to another via saliva (spit). The main area affected by mumps are the parotid salivary glands. These glands are located behind the cheeks.
An inflammation of the protective outer lining of the brain and spinal cord is called meningitis. The majority of cases are brought about by viruses or bacteria, although it can be associated with types of illness or medications.
Impetigo is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria known as strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus). MRSA, methicillin-resistant staph aureus, is also known to cause impetigo.
Lyme disease is caused by the black-legged tick. Ticks are more
predominant in spring, summer and fall months, but children can contract
the disease any time of year.
According to recent research, male circumcision (the removal of foreskin) can reduce the risk of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer and infection. At the end of the day, however, choosing circumcision for your baby or as an adult is all about choice.
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.
Infections in pregnancy are among the major complications leading to premature labor, delivery, and other complications
Finding out if you are high risk, if you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy is important.
A recent study has proven beneficial for children born with HIV. During the study, women were counseled on the importance of HIV testing before the birth of their child in order to establish their HIV status and begin immediate treatment for the child post birth.
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.
Tubal damage is one of the most common causes of infertility accounting for fifteen to twenty-five percent of all infertility cases. The damage to the fallopian tubes can be the result of a variety of causes.
During a contraception visit the doctor will examine you, check for STDs and discuss risks and benefts of contraception.
There are many circumstances under which pregnancy can happen. BabyMed debunks pregnancy fertility myths.
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.
What factors can affect cervical fluid?
There is no reason for you to avoid pregnancy just because you have a history of genital warts.