Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise globally, despite advances in science, technology, and the pharmaceutical industry. Individuals may not realize they have an STD or may be reluctant to get tested or seek treatment because of the stigma surrounding such conditions. This title in Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series, Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Your Questions Answered provides clear, concise information for readers who want to learn more about and safeguard their sexual health. In addition to in-depth discussion of all STDs, it covers topics such as prevention, testing, disclosure with partners, and potential long-term consequences. Each book in this series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers' needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. The book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet--important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.
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- Half Title
- Series Foreword
- Guide to Health Literacy
- Common Misconceptions about STDs
- Questions and Answers
- General Information
- 1. What is an STD?
- 2. Is there a difference between an STD and a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?
- 3. How many STDs occur in the United States each year?
- 4. Which STDs are the most common?
- 5. Are there different types of STDs?
- 6. Are there different STDs for men and women?
- 7. Do STDs only happen to young people?
- 8. If I practice anal sex, am I still at risk for STDs?
- 9. What are the risks associated with homosexual sex?
- 10. Does being transgender affect my chances of contracting an STD?
- 11. Can I still get pregnant in the future if I had an STD?
- 12. Can an STD be transmitted to my baby if I get pregnant?
- 13. If neither one of us has an orgasm, can we still get an STD?
- 14. If I had an STD in the past, will it show up on a physical exam or in a blood test later?
- Different Types of STDs
- 15. What is chlamydia?
- 16. What is gonorrhea?
- 17. What is trichomoniasis?
- 18. What are genital herpes?
- 19. What are genital warts?
- 20. What is syphilis?
- 21. What is Hepatitis B?
- 22. What is Hepatitis C?
- 23. What is HIV?
- 24. What is bacterial vaginosis?
- 25. What are â??water wartsâ???
- 26. What is chancroid?
- 27. What is HPV?
- 28. What is pelvic inflammatory disease?
- 29. What is mucopurulent cervicitis?
- 30. What is lymphogranuloma venereum?
- 31. Is a yeast infection an STD?
- 32. Can men get a yeast infection?
- 33. What are â??crabsâ???
- 34. What are scabies?
- Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
- 35. Does everyone always develop symptoms of an STD?
- 36. What are the most common signs and symptoms of an STD?
- 37. Can I be tested for an STD and how?
- 38. How soon can I be tested for an STD after having unprotected sex?
- 39. Is there a test for every STD?
- 40. Can I tell if someone has an STD before having sex with them?
- Treatment and Prevention
- 41. What should I do if I think I have an STD?
- 42. What can happen if an STD isnâ??t treated?
- 43. Does my partner have to be treated if I have an STD? Or do I have to get treatment if my partner has an STD but I feel OK?
- 44. Can I treat an STD on my own naturally or with over-the-counter medication?
- 45. Are STDs preventable?
- 46. Does douching after sex minimize my chances of getting an STD?
- 47. Do lubricants or spermicides decrease my chances of contracting an STD?
- 48. Is there anything I can do through diet, exercise, or taking supplements to minimize my chances of getting an STD?
- 49. Can STDs be transmitted through oral sex?
- 50. If I have an STD, am I contagious?
- 51. Do uncircumcised men transmit STDs more?
- Case Studies
- Directory of Resources
- About the Author