Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual contact.These infections often do not cause any symptoms. Medically, infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms. That is why STDs are also called "sexually transmitted infections." But it’s very common for people to use the terms "sexually transmitted diseases" or "STDs," even when there are no signs of disease.

There are many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. 

  • You can get an STD the first time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex.
  • Many STDs have no cure while others can be treated through medication.
  • Most people infected with an STD don’t know it.
  • You can get an STD from someone who does not know he/she is infected.
  • You can’t tell who has an STD by looking at them.
  • Many STDs can be transmitted to a baby during pregnancy or birth.

We are here to help. The caring staff at the Pregnancy Center of Bryan County can talk with you about STDs and refer you to a local STD clinic.