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Content Tagged: STIs

Making sure I don’t get pregnant

My name is Greta and I’m 22 years old. My friends and I were at a Halloween party on campus and we ran into a cute guy named Daniel, who I’ve always had a crush on. It was a great night. We were flirting and laughing and ended up going home together when the party […]

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My daughter is 16 and would like to get the HPV vaccine. I’m wondering about the risks and benefits of this vaccine, including the implications for her future fertility?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, anal, vagina, vulvar and throat cancer. Fortunately there is a vaccine against the most serious types of HPV.  The vaccine is safe, and in […]

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Rates of chlamydia may be on the rise

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis. It is contracted through sexual contact, and is the most common STI in both Canada and the US. Among women, common symptoms include, but are not limited to, a burning sensation during urination, painful sexual intercourse, bleeding between periods and […]

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You can minimize the risk of contracting a STI

There are several STIs that can have a negative effect on women’s and men’s fertility (e.g., Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis). STIs can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women, and epididymitis (inflammation of the tube that connects the vas deferens and testicles) in men. For women, PID can lead to infertility by causing permanent damage to […]

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