STI’S

We believe in helping you understand your body. You deserve all the facts and information on STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) so that you can make confident decisions about your reproductive health. All My Future Approved clinics offer free services to support you in making choices your future self will be proud of. 

When you schedule an appointment with us, your nurse will asses your need for STI testing.  Our clinics will provide any necessary testing and treatment at no cost.

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How do you get an STI?

STIs are often shared through sex. The germs can be carried in semen, blood, vaginal fluids and sometimes saliva. Some STIs can be treated, and others cannot. According to the Centers for Disease Controlone out of four women between the ages of 14 and 19 are infected with at least one STI.

STIs can lead to serious health problemsespecially if left untreated. People with an STI are at least two to five times more likely to contract HIV, the virus which leads to AIDS

Could I have an STI and not know it?

Many STIs go undiagnosed because symptoms are not seen or are very mild. An infected person can share an STI with their partner before ever realizing they have one. Because people with STIs often don’t experience symptoms, it’s important to be tested.

Research shows that more than one in three female teens who’ve had sex have an STI. ³  The more partners and sexual encounters a person has, the greater their risk of being infected with an STI becomes..

Can I have an abortion with an STI?

Having an untreated STI at the time of an abortion can increase your risk of abortion-related complications. That’s why it is important to get tested and treated for STIs before seeking an abortion. 

My Future Approved clinics provide STI testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Schedule a free appointment.

For full panel STI testing, contact your doctor, local health department, or call us for a referral.

More Information about STI’s

What is an STI?

An STI is a sexually transmitted infection that may or may not show symptoms. ¹

References

  1. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2011). “How to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.” FAQ009. 
  2. Wasserheit JN (1992). Epidemiological synergy: Interrelationships between human immunodeficiency virus infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Sex Transm Dis, 19(6): 61-77. 
  3. Forhan SE, Gottlieb SL, Sternberg MR, Xu F, Datta SD, McQuillan GM, et al. (2009). “Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female adolescents aged 14 to 19 in the United States.” Pediatrics, 124(6): 1505-12.