STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections spread from person to person during sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) or close intimate contact. STDs are also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. It's important to learn about STDs so you can protect yourself.
Most STDs can be prevented by using a condom the right way, every time someone has sex.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of the most common STDs, how they spread, and how they're diagnosed and treated:
- Birth Control Methods: How Well Do They Work?
- Gyn Checkups
- About Birth Control
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal, What's Not
- How Do I Get Checked for STDs Without My Parents Knowing?
- Pubic Lice (Crabs)
- Genital Warts (HPV)
- Telling Your Partner You Have an STD
- Talking to Your Partner About STDs
- Talking to Your Partner About Condoms