Sexually Transmitted Disease Quiz
Answer this one: Which is the most common bacterial STD?
Chlamydia Quiz
Answer this one: The STD chlamydia is a bacterium that is transmitted through intimate physical contact. What's the most common means of transmission?
Sexual Health and STD's
Anatomy of Female Pelvic Area
The female pelvic area contains a number of organs and structures: the endometrium, uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, and vulva.
Contraception/Birth Control
You have a lot of options when it comes to birth control. Some methods don't require a doctor's visit, but others, like oral contraceptives, are available only by prescription.
Safer Sex Guidelines
The only safe sex is no sex, most healthcare providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person's risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's)
Recognizing Gynecologic Problems
Vaginal bleeding and discharge are a normal part of your menstrual cycle. If you notice anything different or unusual, talk with your health care provider.
Immune System
The immune system works to keep germs out of the body and destroy any that get in. It is made up of a complex network of cells and organs.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
HIV and AIDS
AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.
Sexual Health & Infertility
Contraception/Birth Control
You have a lot of options when it comes to birth control. Some methods don't require a doctor's visit, but others, like oral contraceptives, are available only by prescription.
Vasectomy
Vasectomy is surgery a man may choose if he does not want to father any more children. It is permanent male birth control.
Safer Sex Guidelines
The only safe sex is no sex, most healthcare providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person's risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
Vertebroplasty
Vertebroplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures or breaks in the vertebrae. In this procedure, a thick cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra to stabilize the spine.
Infertility
Infertility
Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It impairs the body's ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the man’s system, the woman’s system, or both.
Infertility Risk Factors for Men and Women
Age, chronic diseases, and endometriosis are common factors for women. For men, they are STDs, toxic substances at work, and cigarette smoking.
Male Infertility
Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. It makes a person unable to have children. It can affect a man, a woman, or both. Male infertility means that a man has a problem with his reproductive system. It means you cannot start a pregnancy with your female partner.