Recommended Screening Tests for STDs

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. Here are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

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. ... read more »

Common STDs in Men

STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are passed from one person to another via unprotected sex. Syphilis, HIV, and gonorrhea are three of the major STDs men have to worry about. ... read more »

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

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 STDs. ... read more »

Gonorrhea During Pregnancy

Gonorrhea is a serious bacterial infection that may be passed from one partner to another during sexual contact. Sexual contact includes oral, anal and genital sex. ... read more »

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

An STD occurs when an infection is transmitted during sex, although it may not be exclusively during sex since some infections are transmitted through touching or kissing. ... read more »

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: What You Should Know About PID

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. ... read more »

Using STI Status to Predict Pregnancy Outcomes

  According to researchers in New South Wales, STI (sexually transmitted infection) status may be helpful in predicting pregnancy outcomes. ... read more »

$260 for a Test-Tube Baby?

A team of Belgium fertility doctors announced development of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) process that uses laboratory equipment much less expensive than traditional equipment. ... read more »

Epididymitis and Reproductive Function

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. ... read more »

Causes - Vaginal Discharge

A vaginal discharge could be normal, but it can also be caused by a vaginal infection. ... read more »

Vaginal Itching: Vulvovaginitis

Vaginal itching is of a symptom associated with vulvovaginitis which affects women in every age group. ... read more »