Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Get tested for sexually-transmitted infections and seek treatment if needed.

  • Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) can cause permanent damage to your ability to have children, and health problems for you and your unborn baby.
  •  STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea may not have symptoms such as discharges, burning sensations or itching.
  • You or your partner may have a sexually-transmitted infection and not even know it.
  • Syphilis has been linked to premature birth, stillbirth and death shortly after birth.
  • The human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) can be transmitted from the mother to the baby during pregnancy, labour and birth, or through breastfeeding.

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