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STD Symptoms and Detection Timeline

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) should never be underestimated, but we understand that it can be hard not to underestimate something you don’t understand. Most women and men don’t feel comfortable discussing STDs, especially the possibility of them having one. It’s a sensitive subject.  At OGA, we want to empower you with the knowledge you need to make healthy decisions for …

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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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Why Women are More at Risk of STDs 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 …