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Unformatted text preview: Female Troubles Lisa Z. Killinger, DC STDs: A Womans Perspective Women are FAR more likely to contract an STD through sex When the pill became available in the 70s, STD rates immediately soared Without fear of pregnancy, women became less careful about protecting health during sexual experiences (uh-oh) Now, were paying Why Are Women At Greater Risk? Torn: Vaginal tissue is easily scraped/torn (blood, fluid and cell exchange opportunities) The Dark Alley: What you cant see, wont hurt you, right? Wash n Go: Males can urinate and wash after sex to help remove infected fluids, but in women, infected fluids may remain in the vagina for days (lots of time for an infection to develop) STDs Herpes-45 mil cases now, fastest growing HPV-20 mil now, 5.5 million new cases/yr (no test available, no cure) Chlamydia-20 mil cases now, 3 mil new cases/yr Trichomoniasis-also one of the most common STDs Bacterial Vaginosis- Extremely common disturbance of vaginal flora (fungus, bacteria, protozoan, etc) Chlamydia Revisited Systemic Effects of Chlamydial Infection: Arthritis Eye Infections Skin lesions Infect baby at time of birth: pink eye, pneumonia, etc....
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