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Crunching the STD Numbers for Teens and Young Adults

October 15th, 2012

You’ve heard it before. It’s all in the numbers, as simple as 1, 2, 3. Each time you have unprotected sex, you increase your odds of catching an STI/STD. How do the STD numbers add up? Let’s do the math. 9 people between the ages of 14 – 25 get infected with an STD every […]

STI vs STD? Connecting the Dots Between Infection and Disease

October 6th, 2012

Fact: One in two sexually active people will get an STD by the age of 25. That’s why your decision to get tested and treated is a big one. But how do you know if you have an STI or an STD? Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused when one person passes bacteria to another […]

Gonorrhea: Old School Infection Makes Comeback as 2nd Most Popular STD in The United States.

September 30th, 2012

Gonorrhea? Isn’t that the old school venereal disease called “the clap?” You might recall learning about gonorrhea in health class as the STD linked to military veterans after they returned home from war. Yes, that’s gonorrhea. But don’t be fooled into thinking that gonorrhea’s old school rep belongs in the past, affecting only soldiers, sailors […]

Does Your Heart Need Protection? Is Unemotional Sex Good for You?

September 19th, 2012

Did you know… That sex releases different brain chemicals in women than in men? During sex women get a large dose of oxytocin, the hormone that makes you want to bond and form close relationships. Sounds romantic, right? It would be, except that men don’t get the oxytocin surge at all, making it easier for […]

Why Should I Care About Chlamydia and Get Tested at My Health Options?

September 9th, 2012

Did you know that there are lots of reasons to get tested for Chlamydia at My Health Options?  For starters,Chlamydia is the #1 reported STD in the region, with the highest rates indicated in people ages 15-24. Since most people with Chlamydia have no symptoms and if they do, the symptoms are usually very mild, […]