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Unformatted text preview: Female Troubles Lisa Z. Killinger, DC STDs: A Woman’s Perspective • Women are FAR more likely to contract an STD through sex • When the “pill” became available in the 70’s, STD rates immediately soared • Without fear of pregnancy, women became less careful about protecting health during sexual experiences (uh-oh) • Now, we’re 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 can’t see, won’t 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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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course DIAG 717 taught by Professor Killinger during the Summer '09 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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