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No-Cost STI/STD Screening & Treatment

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

Why should I get tested prior to an abortion?

According to the CDC, untreated Chlamydia has a 10-15 percent risk of developing into pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID. That risk becomes even greater when you have a procedure such as abortion, as it introduces bacteria into the reproductive tract. This is why it’s important to be tested for STIs prior to making any decisions about the outcome of your pregnancy.

What’s the big deal with STI’s?

The CDC estimates that there are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections each year in the United States alone. STIs are much more damaging and costly than you might even realize. STIs are a leading cause of infertility because of the damage they can cause to the fallopian tubes, uterus, and surrounding tissues. Thankfully, two of the most common STIs – Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – can be treated with antibiotics. Others, like HPV and HIV, are not curable.

How can I prevent them?

The only way to ensure you do not contract an STI/STD is to practice abstinence. Another way to prevent contracting STIs is by remaining in a long-term, monogamous relationship like marriage. Any time you do have a new sexual partner, you should make sure you both get tested beforehand.

How do I know if I need to get tested?

If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted infection. It’s important to know if you have an STI/STD so that you can keep your body healthy and safe from disease.

If you’re unexpectedly pregnant or think you might be, True Care offers no-cost STI/STD testing and treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to make sure your body is healthy. Schedule an appointment with us today for judgment-free services.

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