But the possibility of infections and diseases are as much a part of sex as the fun is. Even if you didn't realize it, you've probably had an STD.
As per your recent story, bills pending in each house of the Maryland General Assembly would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives "Hopkins-led study finds 'the pill' would be safe without prescription," March 15). The failure to take the birth control pill daily is one of the major causes of the high abortion rate both here and globally.
Using the statistics published by the Guttmacher Institute for calculations, over 1 million unplanned pregnancies annually are due to this failure.
There are more than 20 types of STDs, including Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women.
If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.
Arm yourself with basic information about STDs: How are these diseases spread? PA-NEDSS- PA-NEDSS is the mandatory method for providers and laboratories to report diseases and investigative findings to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) via the Internet.
It replaces the antiquated paper-based methods while simultaneously improving the timeliness and accuracy of disease reporting.Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses.Fortunately, all of these common STDs can be treated, and most can be cured. Still others can cause cancer of the cervix, penis, mouth, or throat.Nearly every sexually active person will have HPV at some point. You can get them through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Most types of HPV have no symptoms and cause no harm, and your body gets rid of them on its own. Three vaccines (Cevarix, Gardasil, Gardasil-9) protect against these cancers.A national shortage of penicillin is threatening a simple treatment for syphilis, prompting Baltimore health officials to reserve the drugs for infected pregnant women.