Sexual Activity Puts You At Risk

STDs (sometimes called sexually transmitted diseases, STIs, or sexually transmitted infections) are infectious conditions that are passed from one person to another during sexual activity. If you’ve engaged in any type of sexual activity, you’re at risk for STDs. Condoms provide some protection against the spread of STDs, but STDs – including HIV – can still be transmitted even when condoms are used perfectly. It’s important to be tested for STDs to be sure you’re not infected, even if you don’t have any symptoms. The Pregnancy Clinic offers women free STD testing. If you have an STD, our clinic can prescribe or refer for treatment options.

Why Get Tested?

If you’ve engaged in any type of sexual activity including anal or oral sex, you should be tested for STDs. STDs can be transmitted after just one sexual encounter, but having several partners increases the chance you might be infected. You’re still at risk for STDs even if your partner showed no signs of having an

STD. Some people who are infected with STDs don’t experience any symptoms. But STDs can still leave lasting effects on the body, including infertility. The Pregnancy Clinic offers women free STD testing. Contact our clinic to make an appointment to get tested today.

Will Condoms Protect Me?

Using condoms offers some level of STD protection, but some STDs are spread by skin-to-skin contact in areas not covered by a condom. Condoms may also break, tear or be used incorrectly. These factors put you at risk for contracting STDs, even when condoms are used. Contact the Pregnancy Clinic to learn about your risk factors and talk to our staff about protecting yourself against STDs.

What Are My Chances Of Being Infected?

In the U.S., 1 in 5 people have an STD. In fact, every year there are an estimated 19 million new STD infections in the U.S. alone. Nearly half of all new STD cases occur in people ages 15 to 24. Some of those who are infected don’t experience any symptoms, so they may not know they have an STD. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for contracting an STD. Using condoms offers some level of STD protection, but total abstinence is the only 100% way to prevent STDs.

STDs And Abortion

Before you undergo an abortion procedure, it’s important to be tested for STDs. Undiagnosed STDs during your abortion may cause complications following your procedure, including Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility and ectopic pregnancy. When PID is caused by a chlamydia infection, a woman may be more likely to experience only mild symptoms even when serious damage is being done to her reproductive organs.

STD Testing And Treatment

The Pregnancy Clinic provides women free, confidential testing for some of the most common STDs, including:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV/AIDs
  • Herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

If you’re diagnosed with an STD, our clinic will prescribe or refer you for treatment options. Contact the Pregnancy Clinic to make an appointment for free STD testing and treatment today.

If you’re pregnant and planning on abortion, it’s important to be tested for STDs before your abortion procedure. The Pregnancy Clinic offers women free STD testing.

About Us

The Pregnancy Clinic provides free, confidential health services related to unexpected pregnancies and other sexual health concerns, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasound, abortion information, and STD/HIV testing and treatment. 

The Pregnancy Clinic provides complete, medically-accurate information and services for women seeking an abortion but does not provide abortions or abortion referrals.

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