Cervical Cancer can be significantly reduced with the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and appropriate Pap smear screenings to collect cells from your cervix for testing. CDC guidelines recommend regular screenings beginning at age 21. Screenings, … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer Awareness
Starting at age 21, even if you have not yet had sex, you do need a pap smear. It is true that most cervical cancer is caused from the HPV virus but it is possible to get HPV from skin to skin contact. Pap smears help with early detection and to … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Pap Smear When I’m Not Sexually Active?
No one wants to have to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Even though it isn’t a pleasant conversation to have with your doctor, it is important to maintain good health. Did you know that every adult should be checked regularly … [Read more...] about Get Tested for STDs Today
There are some things that any sexually active person should know – like how an STD (sexually transmitted disease) or STI (sexually transmitted infection) is spread. There is a common misconception that you cannot share an infection through oral sex. … [Read more...] about Can You Get STDs from Oral Sex?
Sex should be a positive, enjoyable experience. While it’s a normal part of nature, it can come with risks. There are simple things you can do to minimize the dangers and keep yourself safe from STDs, emotional distress, unwanted pregnancy, and other … [Read more...] about 5 Important Safe Sex Tips
Genital warts are caused by certain types of HPV (human papillomavirus). Some strains of HPV can cause cancer and why it is of utmost importance to receive a preventative vaccine before you have sexual relationships to help protect you. How Do I … [Read more...] about Genital Warts: What They Are & How to Treat Them