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Does having a Sexually Transmitted Infection affect your pregnancy options?

Yes!

When considering your pregnancy options, it is important to know if you have a sexually transmitted infection. It is always best to be treated for an infection as soon as possible, but if you are considering an abortion, you should receive treatment prior to having that abortion procedure.

According to the CDC, untreated Chlamydia has a 10-15% risk of developing into PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) and that risk goes up when a procedure such as (1) an IUD insertion or (2) abortion introduce bacteria up into the reproductive tract. So, it is important to be tested for STIs prior to making any decisions about the outcome of your pregnancy.

Below are links to STI information from the CDC:

Abstinence is the ONLY way to 100% prevent STDs and pregnancy. All other methods can and do fail.