Every woman, unfortunately, is at some risk of developing gynecological cancer, especially if you have a family history of the disease. Research shows that approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with a form of it every year in the United States, and 30 percent of all cases result in death. Here is a basic overview ofRead More
How Can STDs Affect My Pregnancy?
An STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease), now known as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), is a bacterial or viral infection that is contracted by engaging in intimate sexual activity (orally, vaginally, anally, etc.). One partner has to be already infected in order for the other person to become infected. It’s important to note that you cannotRead More
Should I Be Afraid of HPV?
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV cause genital warts, and some types cause cancer. But should you be afraid of HPV? As it turns out, HPV is so common that most adults will have it during their lifetime. It’s not curable, but most of the timeRead More
How Often Should I get Tested for HPV?
HPV, or human papillomavirus, is actually a group of over 150 viruses (divided into types and assigned a designating number) that are related to papillomas (warts). Some types of the HPV virus can cause warts, others are connected to certain forms of cancer. Both males and females can get cancers of the mouth and orRead More