Protecting Yourself from STDs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs affect a huge number of young adults and teens. You may be struggling with the fact that you have an STD now or you may want to protect yourself from getting one. If you are unsure whether or not you have an STD, we encourage you to talk to a doctor or visit the local health clinic. Your doctor can determine if you have an STD and come up with a treatment plan for you. Different treatments can help make the symptoms go away, keep you from spreading the disease, and help you get healthy and stay healthy.

If you’re nervous about what to do, please come talk with us at Pregnancy Resource Center. Our wonderful counselors can help you process what you’re feeling and even help you schedule an appointment with the doctor. We can’t diagnose or treat possible STDs, but we will walk beside you every step of the way.

STDs are serious illnesses that require treatment. Some STDs, like HIV, cannot be cured and are deadly. By learning more, you can find out ways to protect yourself from the following STDs. You can learn all about STDs and their symptoms here.

How Can I Protect Myself From STDs?

Here are some basic steps that you can take to protect yourself from STDs:

  • Consider that not having sex or sexual relations (abstinence) is the only sure way to prevent STDs.
  • Get checked for STDs. Don’t risk giving the infection to someone else.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of STDs. Look for them in yourself and your sex partners.
  • Learn about STDs. The more you know, the better you can protect yourself.

Bride and groom with a white wedding bikeAt Pregnancy Resource Center, we believe that the best way to live life is with one man – your husband. We have walked alongside many women who have chosen to have many sexual partners, but now are hurting from this decision. It’s our goal to help you find healing and hope if you are facing an STD, an unplanned pregnancy, post-abortion stress, or even if you want to be a parent but don’t know where to start.

We are committed to providing you accurate information about pregnancy, adoption, abortion, parenting, and pregnancy resources. We’ll be with you as little or as much as you need us. You don’t have to make this decision alone. Learn about your options in a compassionate and comfortable environment, call us today.