Importance of Sexual Health & Boundaries
The choices you make today impact your future. It’s important to know that even with the use of birth control, you can still get pregnant and exposed to sexually transmitted diseases. This is why creating sexual boundaries is so vital to your health.
To prevent further infection and to receive clarity about having an STI/STD, get tested today. Many people who are infected with STIs do not experience any symptoms, so they may not know they’re infected, yet they can still pass them on to their partners.
Importance of Getting Tested for STIs
Sexually Transmitted Infections, also known as STDs, are infections passed from one partner to the other through sexual activity. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Annual screening is recommended for sexually active women who are age 25 and under, as well as older women with risk factors. Some STIs are treatable and some are not. Get tested to ensure that you don’t stay untreated and prevent further disease or harm to your health.
If you experience any of these symptoms, get tested today:
- Vaginal pain or itching
- Abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge
- Painful urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Small red bumps or blisters in genital or mouth areas
- Warts in genital areas including thighs
- Bleeding between periods
How We Can Help
If you are considering abortion, it is important to know if you have an STI. Women who undergo an abortion with an untreated STI are more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) following the abortion procedure.
We at First Choice Pregnancy Services offer medical advice and referrals so you can get the care you need. Make an appointment to talk to someone about your sexual health and receive a referral for testing if you need one. We are here for you.