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Health Information For Parents
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections spread from person to person during sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) or close intimate contact. STDs also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. It’s important to talk to your kids about STDs so they can protect themselves.
Most STDs can be prevented by using a condom the right way, every time someone has sex.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of the most common STDs, how they spread, and how they’re diagnosed and treated:
Your kids need to understand how STDs spread and how to protect themselves. Here’s how to talk to them about sexually transmitted diseases.
Before you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to get the basics on birth control.
Condoms are thin pouches that keep sperm from getting into the vagina. There are male condoms and female condoms.
There is no cure for AIDS, which is why prevention is so important. Get the facts on HIV/AIDS, as well as how it affects the body and is treated, in this article.
Parents can help prevent HIV/AIDS by learning the facts and talking with their kids regularly about healthy behaviors, feelings, and sexuality.
The HPV vaccine can help protect against the virus that causes genital warts and may lead to some kinds of cancer. Find out more in this article for teens.
Big physical and emotional changes happen during puberty and the teen years. These articles can help you become a source of information, comfort, and support for your kids.
Chlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria. It’s important to know the symptoms, as treatment can prevent the infection from leading to other health problems.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that’s usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). There’s no cure for genital herpes, but medicines can help control it.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Early treatment can cure it and prevent long-term problems.
Talking to your kids about sex can be a challenge. But discussing issues like birth control can help lower teens’ risk of unintended pregnancy or getting an STD.
Some people – even those who are having sex – are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.
You’ve probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. Find out how to protect yourself.
Answering kids’ questions about sex is a responsibility many parents dread. But by answering these questions honestly, parents can help foster healthy feelings about sex.
Genital warts are caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the most common STDs. A vaccine can prevent HPV infection, which causes most genital warts and cervical cancers.
You know you should talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before the action starts. But what if the thought of having “the talk” makes you nervous? These tips can help.
You’ve probably heard lots about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. For information on how to protect yourself and how to treat genital warts, read this article.
People who have STDs might feel apprehensive about discussing their disease with a partner. Here are some tips on talking to a partner when you have an STD.
Abstinence is the only form of birth control that is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. Abstinence also protects people against STDs.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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