If you are sexually active, you are at risk for a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that individuals 15 – 24 years of age make up over one quarter of the sexually active population. However, this group accounts for half of the 20 million STIs in the United States each year.1 Women considering abortion need to be tested for STDs to decrease their chances of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).2 The Pregnancy Test Center provides testing and treatment at no cost to men and women in their community.
With some STDs, a man or woman may have no symptoms at all. Untreated STDs can cause PID in women, causing complications such as formation of scar tissue both outside/inside the fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancy, infertility or long-term pelvic/abdominal pain.3 Testing and early treatment is important for your sexual health. Make an appointment with the Pregnancy Test Center.
stds & pregnancy
According to the CDC4, STDs can complicate pregnancy, having serious effects on both the mother and baby. Some common side effects are low birth weight, preterm labor, and premature birth. Women with STDs can infect their baby either before, during or after the baby’s birth. The sooner a woman begins receiving care for STDs during pregnancy, the better the health outcomes for herself and her baby.
make an appointment
If you are sexually active and are concerned that you may be pregnant, make an appointment for a pregnancy test at Pregnancy Test Center. PTC will answer your questions and provide you with factual information in order for you to make an informed decision. If you are pregnant, you may qualify for a limited ultrasound at no cost to you. All of our services are free and confidential.
Please remember, the Pregnancy Test Center does not perform or refer for abortions, but we do offer free, confidential services to help you make an informed decision.