The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are 20 million new STD’s in the U.S. each year, and half of these are among young people ages 15-24. Women, in particular, are at a significant risk for long-term effects related to STD’s, including chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancies, and tubal scarring resulting in infertility. The most alarming of all this is that many STD’s present without symptoms in patients.
Brownsville Advanced Ob/Gyn recommends annual screening for sexually transmitted diseases for women younger than 25 years of age who are sexually active. The first step to treatment is diagnosis.
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