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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Overview

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The following sexually transmitted disease can be passed through vaginal or anal intercourse without a condom.
• pubic lice
• human papilloma virus (HPV)
• syphilis
• scabies
• cytomegalovirus (CMV)
• genital warts
• hepatitis B
• chlamydia
• human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
• pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
• trichomoniasis
• herpes
• gonorrhea
• chancroid

Latex condoms and female condoms are recommended for anal and vaginal sex. Plastic and non-latex rubber condoms are available if you have a latex allergy.

To further reduce your risk of a sexually transmitted disease you can purchase a female condom. You can order female condoms online. They are available at most Planned Parenthood locations and a some drugstores.

References:

STD Testing - Where Can I Get an STD Test? Sexual & Reproductive Health - Sex Education - Planned Parenthood. Retrieved December 6, 2011, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/std-testing-21695.asp.

Safer Sex ('Safe Sex'). Sexual & Reproductive Health - Sex Education - Planned Parenthood. Retrieved December 6, 2011, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/safer-sex-4263.htm.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Infections – STDs. Sexual & Reproductive Health - Sex Education - Planned Parenthood. Retrieved December 6, 2011, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex-101.htm.

Reviewed December 7, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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