Maybe you are contemplating abortion. Maybe you feel like you are not ready to be a mom, or the timing isn’t right, or the partner isn’t right for you. Or, maybe, you just lost your job. How could an untreated STD get in the way of getting an abortion? Good question. Thanks for asking! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), sexually transmitted diseases (STD) continue to rise in the United States. The Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report (released October 8, 2019), states that the three most reported STDs reached an all-time high in 2018. Syphilis increased by 14%, gonorrhea by 5%, and chlamydia by 3%.

What does this have to do with an abortion procedure?

Because you may have a sexually transmitted infection and not even know it. These infections are easy to contract through unprotected or protected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Despite being “protected” using a condom, An STD can be transmitted or contracted even when using a condom. Unfortunately for women, these infections can be present with no symptoms or with mild symptoms that you may write off as a minor annoyance. And, if you choose to get an abortion with an untreated STD, you have a much higher chance of infecting other reproductive organs. An untreated STD, during an abortion procedure, can result in infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and increased HIV risk. On the flip side, if you choose to carry, syphilis could become congenital syphilis – syphilis passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy – can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death, and severe lifelong physical and neurological problems.

STDs are more common than you think.

The bottom line is, everyone who is sexually active should get tested and, if needed, treated for any STDs. So, how can you cure an STD? It is simple. Antibiotics cure syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Just like you would go to a doctor for a cough that will not go away, or for the flu, you treated for STDs. A lot of people do not know they are carrying an STD, so it is vital to get checked. If you are sexually active, come see us at Real Options. We can help you get the testing and the treatment you might need. You can schedule an appointment HERE. And do not worry about the cost.! We are a non-profit supported by the generosity of individuals in Allen, Texas. We want you to know we are here to help YOU.

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