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Here’s What You Need To Know About Vaginal Yeast Infection (Vulvovaginal Candidiasis)

The vagina naturally has a healthy balance of bacteria and yeast. The hormone estrogen helps lactobacilli (a bacteria) to grow, and fend off harmful organisms in the vagina to keep you healthy. When this balance is disrupted, candida (a fungus) can grow in excessive amounts and result in a yeast infection. How Do You Get […]

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STI Signs And Symptoms You Don’t Want To Miss

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are generally spread through sexual contact. The organisms (bacteria, viruses, or parasites) that cause sexually transmitted infections may pass from one person to another in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Sometimes these infections can be acquired nonsexually, such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or […]

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Let’s Talk About Safer Sex

Having a conversation with your partner about safer sex can be intimidating for a lot of people. Safer sex is a general term that is used to describe all of the ways partners can choose to prevent the transmission and acquisition of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but when thinking about bringing up safer […]

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What You Need To Know About Untreatable Gonorrhea

reproductive health, family planning, gonorrhea, sti

Gonorrhea is one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections, with 78 million new cases globally each year. It can be contracted through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Recently, it has been discovered that gonorrhea is becoming drug-resistant, making it much harder and in some cases impossible to treat. New data from […]

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Trichomoniasis

reproductive health, trichomoniasis, family planning

Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It infects the vagina in women or the urethra in men. Trichomoniasis is one of the most common causes of vaginitis in women. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most people who […]

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