sexually transmitted diseases

    Is Social Media Fueling Rise in STD Cases?

    Studies indicate a rise in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that are thought to be driven by social media use. ... more »

    Women’s Risk of STD Infection In Sync With Menstrual Cycle

    Research reveals a woman’s risk of STD infection is in sync with her menstrual cycle and it’s all about making it easier for a successful pregnancy to occur. ... more »

    Fewer Baby Boys Getting Circumcised in US: Good Idea?

    A study of the lifelong effects of circumcision indicates fewer baby boys today are getting circumcised in the United States than in previous decades. ... more »

    Study: Some of the Many Things We Just Don’t Know About Making Babies

    A group of researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine used the internet to find out what American women of reproductive age think they know about making babies. ... more »

    Scientists Develop New Method to Understand Chlamydia

    Scientists have developed a new way to track the activity of a microbe and the response of its intended host cell. ... more »

    Scientist Maps Plummeting Mother to Child HIV Transmission Rates

    A researcher from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has mapped the incredible decline in HIV infections transmitted from mother to child. ... more »

    US Pregnancy Rate Down for Young Women, Up for Those 30+

    The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has recently released information on the rate of pregnancy for women in the United States. The data indicates a drop in pregnancy rates that was lower only once in the past 30 years, in 1997. ... more »

    Bill Gates Foundation Grants Winner for Development of Next Generation Condoms

    Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation runs contests, or 'challenges,' for endeavors pursuant to its mission. This year, one GCE contest involved developing a new type of male contraception. ... 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. ... more »

    Fiber Mesh Fabric Prevents Pregnancy and HIV

    According to a research study published in PLoS One, the fiberscan be modified to release medications immediately or over the course of a few days ' ideal for women seeking pregnancy and HIV protection other than the condom. ... more »

    STD Prevention Proves Better Selling Point for HPV Vaccine

    Researchers from Ohio State University claim focusing on the ability of the HPV vaccine to prevent a nasty STD may prove to be a better selling point for young women, thus increasing the number of women receive the vaccination. ... 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. ... more »

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - 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. ... more »

    Effect of HAART During Pregnancy

    HAART or highly active antiretroviral treatment can be used in pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. ... more »

    HIV-Positive Infant Cured

    In a small town in Mississippi, a mother reports to the hospital in labor. She has received no prenatal care and has no idea she is HIV-positive. When her infant is born, HIV tests are positive and suggest the infant contracted the virus in utero. ... more »

    Early Sexual Activity and Early Substance Use

    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, including HIV. ... more »

    Common Myths About the Birth Control Pill

    The birth control pill has been around for decades; despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear myths about potential side effects of taking the pill. ... more »

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    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. ... more »

    Which Condoms are Safe during Pregnancy?

    You might find that one more positive aspect of your pregnancy is that, assuming you have one consistent sexual partner, you won’t have to wear condoms for the duration of your baby’s development. ... more »

    Do Teen Girls Know How to Effectively Use Condoms?

    Teens that have sex are increasing their risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease (STD) and few teens understand how to use the most effective barrier – condoms. This is especially true of teen girls. ... more »

    Syphilis: An On-Going Problem in Mexican Pregnancies

    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. ... more »

    What You Need to Know About Yeast Infections

    Yeast is a type of fungus that lives in our bodies and thrives in warm, moist environments. Normally, yeast doesn't bother us, but in certain conditions, it can multiply and cause infection. ... more »

    Syphilis During Pregnancy

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is not very common in the USA. Due to the increased risk of pregnancy complications, women are typically screened for syphilis during prenatal testing. ... more »

    Trichomoniasis During Pregnancy

    Trichomoniasis or trich, is a sexually transmitted disease. When a pregnant woman is infected with trich, she may be at increased risk of problems during pregnancy such as early delivery. ... more »

    Chlamydia During Pregnancy

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. The risk of passing chlamydia to an infant when the infant comes in contact with the birth canal is about 20- to 40-percent. ... more »

    Gonorrhea During Pregnancy

    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. ... 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. ... more »

    Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) During Pregnancy

    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. ... more »