STI prevention

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Can My Birth Control Protect me from STDs?

That depends on what type of birth control you’re using!   Like many things in life, being sexually active can carry risk: emotional vulnerability, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections…

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Does douching protect you from STDs?

When it comes to avoiding infection, health care professionals consistently recommend regular washing. It follows then, that regular douching would be a healthy practice, right? Wrong. Most doctors recommend that…

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How do you know if you have an STI?

Everybody having any type of sex has a chance of getting an STI. There are lots of steps that we can take to try to avoid them, but the fact…

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How to Manage, Prevent and Treat STIs

While there are many different ways we can change our behavior to try to avoid STIs, the simple fact of the matter is that STIs happen. We’re here to provide…

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What is PrEP and Who is it For?

Word on the street is that there’s a little pill you can take every day to protect yourself from ever getting HIV. But that’s crazy, right? What’s actually crazy is…

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Guide to STI Window Periods: when should I get tested?

The condom broke, or slipped off, or maybe you had oral sex without protection, and now you’re scared you’ve gotten an STI. The prevalence of these sticky situations is what…

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Top Factors That Increase the Risk of Getting an STI

Anyone who’s sexually active has the risk of getting an STD/STI (sexually transmitted disease/infection). That said, there are certain factors that increase someone’s risk of getting an STI.   Participating…