Some women will develop STDs as a direct result of a sexual assault.
When women see a healthcare provider immediately following an assault, the healthcare provider tries to capture DNA and evaluate for injuries.
Genital herpes is also common, with about one out of six people having it.
Women should be aware of possible STD symptoms so that they can seek medical advice if necessary.
Opinions are still divided as to whether they’re as effective as the male condom in preventing transmission of STDs.
These risks make it even more important to practice safe sex.
Every year worldwide, there are approximately 357 million new infections of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
Because many women don’t show symptoms with some STDs, they may not know they need treatment.
All bacterial STDs can be treated safely with antibiotics during pregnancy.
Viral infections can be treated with antivirals to prevent the likelihood of passing the infection to your child.