STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/DESIGN-1466_STDs_enHD_2.jpgYou've probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. Find out how to protect yourself.intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases, genital disease, venereal disease, vinerial disease, vaginal infection, infections, protection, condoms, rubbers, birth control, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis b, hiv virus, aids, pelvic inflammatory disease, pubic lice, syphilis, trichomoniasis, gynecologists, oral sex prevention, infertility, signs and symptoms, treatments, bacteria, blood, urine, penises, vaginas, anuses, anal sex, urethra, viruses, sores, warts, vaginitis, cervix, ovaries, uteruses, testicles, scrotum, crabs, contagious, CD1Adolescent Medicine03/22/200007/16/201807/16/2018Amy W. Anzilotti, MD07/02/2018587b3e0c-bd0d-4d3c-93fa-6e8b38768ac2https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/<p>Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections spread from person to person during sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) or close intimate contact. STDs also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. It's important to learn about STDs so you can protect yourself.</p> <p>Most STDs can be prevented by using a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> the right way, every time someone has sex.</p> <p>Read more about the signs and symptoms of the most common STDs, how they spread, and how they're diagnosed and treated:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-chlamydia.html/">Chlamydia</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-herpes.html/">Genital Herpes</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-warts.html/">Genital Warts&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-gonorrhea.html/">Gonorrhea</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-hepatitis.html/">Hepatitis B (HBV)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-hiv.html/">HIV and AIDS</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-pid.html/">Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-lice.html/">Pubic Lice (Crabs)</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-syphilis.html/">Syphilis</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-trichomoniasis.html/">Trichomoniasis</a></li> </ul>Enfermedades de transmisión sexualLas enfermedades de transmisión sexual son infecciones que se contagian de una persona a otra a través de las relaciones sexuales (vaginales, orales o anales) o del contacto íntimo.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/std-esp.html/74504202-302c-4704-9b23-2d2586fddac7
About Birth ControlBefore you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to get the basics on birth control.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception.html/90f91fa7-99ad-4e73-aab1-4ec8af08e95d
Birth Control Methods: How Well Do They Work?Some birth control methods work better than others. This chart compares how well different birth control methods work.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bc-chart.html/31584a43-ad61-44da-83a6-046a5a64825a
ChlamydiaChlamydia is an STD that often has no symptoms, so lots of people can have it and not know it. Read this article to learn how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-chlamydia.html/e9777e46-0637-4373-bee9-ef53c37c9c41
Genital Warts (HPV)Genital warts usually are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which also can lead to cervical cancer and other types of cancer. The HPV vaccine can prevent HPV infection.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-warts.html/a398c5e2-69a9-4939-acc5-808bdb381094
GonorrheaThe STD gonorrhea can be very dangerous if it's not treated, even in someone who has mild or no symptoms. For information about how to protect yourself, read this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-gonorrhea.html/ba556562-78dc-43b3-8962-e6da5604d8cf
Gyn CheckupsGirls should get their first gynecological checkup between ages 13 and 15. Find out what happens during a yearly gyn visit -- and why most girls don't get internal exams.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/obgyn.html/55d0d193-7166-402f-b766-14a4d4cfe970
How Do I Get Checked for STDs Without My Parents Knowing?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stds-check.html/a73442ad-5602-4676-95ac-60a497c5a8cb
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)Pelvic inflammatory disease, sometimes called PID, is an infection of the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, or ovaries. Learn how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-pid.html/ea7bd3e6-637a-4a8e-be2e-2fd7883be9c8
Pubic Lice (Crabs)Pubic lice, or "crabs," are tiny insects that usually spread through sex.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-lice.html/65352fee-2444-4ee0-809b-8e6a8adbcb23
SyphilisSyphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Early treatment can cure it and prevent long-term problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-syphilis.html/3bffadcb-a42f-42f3-9cce-e591d2682692
Talking to Your Partner About CondomsSome people - even those who are having sex - are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/0bb7d994-2553-4c59-a7a7-fb63eb0926fc
Talking to Your Partner About STDsYou know you should talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before the action starts. But what if the thought of having "the talk" makes you nervous? These tips can help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/the-talk.html/8d93fe33-3173-46e5-bd82-e260a681f48d
Telling Your Partner You Have an STDPeople who have STDs might feel apprehensive about discussing their disease with a partner. Here are some tips on talking to a partner when you have an STD.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stds-talk.html/82e09df9-f066-47e2-bb32-c2ec4e7e4239
TrichomoniasisTrichomoniasis is a curable disease that can be passed from one person to another during sex. The good news is that it can be prevented. Read about how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-trichomoniasis.html/e204cdf1-284a-4de2-a3cd-e7a65a51e6a0
Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal, What's NotNormal vaginal discharge has several purposes: cleaning and moistening the vagina and helping to prevent infections. But sometimes discharge indicates there's a problem. Get the facts on what's normal and what's not.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/vdischarge2.html/93bd9b47-57d7-46a0-aebf-11294dcda416
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