At least one in four Americans will get an STD during their lives. Your risk depends on your age, who you have sex with (men or women), what type of sex you have (see STD risk chart), and other behaviors. Women get more STDs than men because of biological differences, and they can have more serious complications. STDs often go untreated because many women don't even realize they have one. Women who have sex with men can be at risk for contracting both treatable bacterial STDs, like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, and viral STDs like herpes and HPV (genital warts). However, for most women over the age of 30, the greatest risks are
Behaviors that may increase your chances of getting an STD are:
Stay sexually healthy:
Please note: during the visit process at City Clinic, you will have a careful risk assessment and will only be tested for infections for which you have risk.
Whenever my boyfriend and I have unprotected sex, I get a bladder infection.
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I missed two birth control pills, then had unprotected sex.