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Welcome to the comprehensive Health library of Maternal Gynerations. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

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For Teens: Get the Facts About STDs

"I thought birth control pills prevented STDs."
"Would I know it if I had an STD?"

Maybe not. Many STDs have signs that are hard to notice. You can catch a love bug and not even know it!

"Do birth control pills prevent STDs?"

No. Taking the pill doesn't protect against STDs. Even if you take the pill, you should still use latex condoms.

"Is it safe if I only have oral sex?"

No. Almost every kind of STD can be spread through oral sex.

"Do STDs ever go away on their own?"

No. Even if your symptoms go away, STDs stay in the body. You need to be treated by a doctor. Don't try to treat yourself!

"What?! I thought oral sex was safe..."
"Can you catch an STD if you've already had it before?"

Yes. Even if you get treated, you can catch some STDs over and over. This is especially true if your sex partner doesn't get treated. He or she can pass the disease back to you.

"Isn't HIV/AIDS the only STD I really need to worry about?"

No. Many STDs besides AIDS can cause serious health problems-including death.

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For excellent fertility, obstetrics and gynecology services, visit Maternal Gynerations in Lawrenceville or Dacula. We provide family planning consultations and gynecologic cancer screening. Call 770.513.4000 or visit our Patient Portal to view your account or schedule your consultation with us. Our patients come to us from Dacula, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Winder and Buford.

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