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Having Sex During COVID? Here Are Some Sexual Health Resources to Consider

Even with a pandemic going on, it’s crucial to protect and care for your sexual and reproductive health. Here’s how.

By Anni Irish
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Treatment for Two: What Women Really Need to Know About Expedited Partner Therapy

A new way of treating sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can make it easier to prevent reinfection if your partner is reluctant to go to the doctor.

By Janelle King
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Three STDs Are at an All-Time High. And Not Because of PrEP or More Risky Sex

While many people want to blame more risky sex and less condom use on the age of PrEP, the real reasons STDs are rising may have more to do with decreasing resources and programs to fight them.

By Larry Buhl
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Talking About Sex and STIs With My Nigerian Parents

A young person confronts shame and silence to reclaim their sexuality, with or without their family's support.

By Nwaobiala
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Not Talking About Sex Between Queer Women Undermines Our Health

Can lesbians and other queer women advocate for their own health if they don't openly talk about their desires? James Factora urges their community to start being more open about their wants and needs.

By James Factora
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How Queer Women Can Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.

By Hannah Harris Green
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Will Penicillin Cure Chlamydia?

Penicillin is not used in the treatment of chlamydia. However a range of other antibiotics can effectively cure chlamydia, in some cases only requiring a single dose.

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is treated with antibiotic medications. The...

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Can Chlamydia Testing Ever Be Wrong?

In answering this question, it's important to be clear about which type of chlamydia test is being used. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommend that nucleic acid am...

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What Happens If You Have Chlamydia for Over a Year?

The majority of people who have chlamydia aren't aware of any signs or symptoms, even after several months or years with infection. Nonetheless the impact of untreated chlamydia can be serious for women, causing significant damage to the reproductive...

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What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia in the Throat?

Generally, people who have chlamydia infection in the throat don't notice any signs or symptoms. Some people do have a sore throat. But as there are so many other possible causes of a sore throat, having or not having a sore throat isn't a reliable i...