PID is a leading cause of infertility in women

PID is Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection in the upper genital tract/reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) of women. PID can be sexually transmitted or naturally occurring. It can lead to infertility in women (unable to have children) or life-threatening complications. Women between ages 15 and 25 have the […]

Even More Evidence for the Value of Early HPV Vaccination

HPV vaccination saves lives

Even More Evidence for the Value of Early HPV Vaccination An exciting new study in Scotland found no cases of invasive cervical cancer in young women who had gotten the HPV vaccine by the time they were 14. The study also found that women vaccinated between ages 14 and 22 had lower rates of cervical […]

The State of STIs — CDC Reports an Alarming Rise in Syphilis

The state of STIs in 2022

CDC released new surveillance data on sexually transmitted infections. There were 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States in 2022. Rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia remain high, and rates of syphilis have gone up an alarming 80% since 2018.

Celebrating Cervical Health Awareness Month in January

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month in January is a time to learn about cervical health and cancer prevention. The World Health Organization has a plan for the elimination of cervical cancer through vaccination and screening—we can get there!

Syphilis Rates Surging in Newborns

Syphilis

Rates of Newborn Syphilis 10 Times Higher Than a Decade Ago The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sounding the alarm on newborn syphilis. Cases of infants born with syphilis have soared in recent years. New CDC data reveal that more than 3,700 babies were born with syphilis in 2022—more than 10 times […]