Are you worried that you have an STD/STI? The best way to know for sure is to get tested. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are serious and can impact your pregnancy options. If you are pregnant and think you may have an STD/STI, it is important to get tested to receive support so you can continue with your pregnancy decisions with clarity. We can help you.

What is an STD/STI

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are spread by sex or sexual activity with a person infected with an STD. A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is spread the same way, but with more treatable options. These diseases pass from one individual to another by semen, blood, and other bodily fluids. Common STD/STIs are:

  • Chlamydia
  • Chancroid (Syphilis)
  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV

Should I Get Tested for STD/STI?

Common Symptoms of STD/STIs

It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you are having sex, especially with multiple partners, get tested. Some people have symptoms after being infected and some experience little to no signs of infection. Your partner may not even be aware that they’re infected. Some common STD/STI symptoms include:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin but sometimes more widespread
  • Lower abdominal pain

Keep in mind, however, those infected often experience no symptoms at all.

Get Tested Today

If you are pregnant and there is any chance you could have an STD/STI, be safe by getting tested today, especially when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.  An untreated STI may increase the potential for complications following an abortion.  We can provide testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis to protect your health and the health of future pregnancies.

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