Tag: std’s

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

The Big 3 STDs at an All-Time High

On October 19, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control released their annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.[1] According to the report, the three most prevalent STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have regained popularity among the 15- to 24-year-old U.S. population. In fact, the number of diagnosed cases reported in 2015 among these diseases […]

Healthy Life Choices: STD Risks and Side Effects

A woman tends to choose birth control based on what she considers to be the most convenient and effective method for her. However, it’s important to weigh carefully the risks and side effects of each method. Contraceptives were used during the month of conception in 48% of unintended pregnancies.1 Male Condom: 82-98% effective at preventing […]

How Effective Are Condoms Against STD’s?

Although condoms may help to reduce the risk of contracting STD’s in general, the fact is that they cannot protect you from specific types of infections.  For example, in the case of genital ulcer diseases (such as herpes and syphilis) and HPV (human papillomavirus), “latex condoms can only protect against transmission when the ulcers or infections […]

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