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Common STDs in Women

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As of 2018, STDs are on the rise, especially among women. Combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have reached an all-time high, and many women don’t even realize they are infected because they don’t have any symptoms. Why should you care if you don’t have symptoms? Because symptom-free doesn’t mean consequence-free. Sexually transmitted diseases can cause great harm to …

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How STDs Affect Women Differently than Men

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For the first time since 2006, sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Specifically, an increased number of cases have been reported for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. While this is bad news all around, it’s especially bad news for women, as women seem to be particularly at risk. The logical …

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About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

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Entering the world of sexuality and sexual health as a young woman comes with a lot of learning, and many times it can be hard to learn if no one is comfortable teaching on these topics. That’s what we’re here for! Other adults in your life may not be comfortable talking about these things or have the knowledge needed to …

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What to Expect During Your First Prenatal Visit

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If you recently had a positive pregnancy test, you may be wondering what’s next! Many women who find themselves pregnant for the first time aren’t knowledgeable about what comes after a positive pregnancy test, so you’re not alone. Whether you’ve been trying to conceive or this was a total surprise, there are some important things to know about what comes …

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An OBGYN versus a Primary Care Doctor

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If you are a woman in your reproductive years, it can be hard to know which kind of doctor you should be seeing for an annual exam or for questions about reproductive health. Should you just see your primary care doctor, or should you be seeing an OBGYN? Most women assume that, unless they are pregnant, they shouldn’t see an …

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What is an OBGYN?

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An OBGYN, short for obstetrician-gynecologist, is a doctor who specializes in women’s health and the female body. They provide care for all women at any stage of life, including menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. OBGYNs offer wide ranges of general health services, but their expertise is in the female reproductive system, reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth. The Importance of an OBGYN …

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When Should You Have Your First Gynecological Appointment?

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As a young woman, there are many new things you’re likely experiencing right now, including stronger emotions (good and maybe not-so-great), body changes, the start of your period (also known as menstruation or menses), etc. Chances are also high that you’re starting to hear about a lot of new things in school, including topics such as sex, sexual orientation, safety …