If either you or your partner have had more than one sexual partner, you are at risk for an STD.
Am I at risk?
One out of four women between the ages of 14 and 19 is infected with at least one STD.
Both young men and young women are heavily affected by STDs — but young women face the most serious long-term health consequences. It is estimated that undiagnosed STDs cause more than 20,000 women to become infertile each year.¹
Will i notice symptoms?
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are infections transmitted through sexual intercourse that often have mild or unrecognized symptoms.
What if I plan to terminate?
If you are considering terminating your pregnancy, you should be aware that women who have an undiagnosed and untreated STI such as chlamydia or gonorrhea are at a much higher risk of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - especially following a surgical abortion. PID is a condition that can lead to chronic pain, infertility and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.
Have questions? Concerned you may be at risk? Contact us for more information.
¹"CDC Fact Sheet: Reported STDs in the United States," CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats14/std-trends-508.pdf (November 2015)
*We do not provide a full STD/STI panel or treatment for STDs or STIs.