Pregnancy is only one thing that can result from sexual activity. STI’s (also known as STD’s) are common and can cause lifelong harm to your body. Some can be cured… some cannot. It is important that you get tested for an STI if you have been sexually active outside of marriage.

If you have had an STI in the past, this does not make you immune from getting another STI in the future. And some STI’s are transmitted from skin-to-skin contact – which means you don’t even have to have sex to get them.

Some common STI’s include: HPV (human papillomavirus or genital warts), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Herpes. Did you know that the most common symptom for some of these is no symptom at all – which means you could have it and not even know it yet – many people have not been diagnosed with an STI because they don’t realize they have it. Don’t wait – get tested!

Contact your local health department for more information on STI testing.
Sex has more than just physical consequences, there are emotional consequences as well. We would love to talk to you more about this – schedule an appointment or walk-in for more information on your sexual health.

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