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Condoms provide a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many methods of birth control; some types also protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are one type of birth control that in addition to preventing pregnancy also prevent the spread of STD's.

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    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Article
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, formerly referred to as sexually transmitted infections or STIs)?
      • Gonorrhea
      • Chlamydia
      • Syphilis
      • Genital Herpes
      • Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) and Genital Warts
      • Chancroid
      • Ectoparasitic Infections
      • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Hepatitis C
      • Conclusions
    • Yeast Infection Yeast vaginitis is a yeast infection of the vagina. Symptoms include itching, burning, soreness, pain during intercourse and...learn more »
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      Yeast Infection Article
      • Vaginal yeast infection facts
      • What is yeast?
      • What is vaginitis?
      • What is vulvitis (inflammation of the vulva)?
      • Can a man get a yeast infection from a sexual partner?
      • What causes vaginal yeast infections?
      • What may increase my risk of getting a vaginal yeast infection?
      • What are vulvitis and vaginal yeast infection symptoms and signs?
      • What about recurrent yeast infections?
      • What other vaginal infections have similar symptoms as a yeast infection?
      • When should I see a health care professional if I think I have a yeast infection?
      • Can I pass a yeast infection to my sexual partner (male or female)?
      • How are vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?
      • How can a yeast infection be treated if I am pregnant?
      • If yeast is commonly present in normal women, who should be treated?
    • Bladder Infection (Cystitis) Bladder infection is an infection of the bladder, usually caused by bacteria or, rarely, by Candida. Certain people, including...learn more »
      In This Article
      Bladder Infection (Cystitis) Article
      • What is a bladder infection?
      • What causes bladder infections?
      • What are some risk factors for bladder infection?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in women?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in men?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in children?
      • How is a bladder infection diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a bladder infection?
      • Are home remedies effective for a bladder infection?
      • How is a bladder infection during pregnancy treated?
      • What are potential complications of a bladder infection?
      • Can bladder infections be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a bladder infection?
    • Trichomoniasis (Vaginal Infection) Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a parasite passed from person to person. Trichomoniasis can be...learn more »
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      Trichomoniasis (Vaginal Infection) Article
      • Trichomoniasis facts*
      • What is trichomoniasis and how do you get it?
      • What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis?
      • Is there a test for trichomoniasis?
      • How is trichomoniasis treated?
      • What happens if I don't get treated?
      • Should I tell my partner if I have trichomoniasis?
      • Does trichomoniasis cause problems during pregnancy?
      • How is trichomoniasis prevented?
    • Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion,...learn more »
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      Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
      • Hepatitis C infection (HCV, hep C) facts
      • What is hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the nature (biology) of the hepatitis C virus?
      • How does liver damage occur in hepatitis C infection?
      • How is hepatitis C virus spread, is it contagious, and how can transmission be prevented?
      • What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
      • What conditions outside the liver are associated with hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the usual progression of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the diagnostic tests for hepatitis C virus and how are they used to diagnose hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the role of a liver biopsy in the management of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • Who should receive antiviral therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the different patterns of response to antiviral treatment?
      • What are the goals of therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the therapy options for previously untreated patients with chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • How are relapses and nonresponders treated?
      • Should individuals with acute hepatitis C infection be treated?
      • What are the side effects of treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • What about liver transplantation for hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C infection?
    • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common and serious complication of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), aside from...learn more »
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      Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Article
      • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) facts*
      • What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?
      • What causes pelvic inflammatory disease?
      • How common is pelvic inflammatory disease?
      • Are some women more likely to get pelvic inflammatory disease?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease?
      • How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?
      • How is pelvic inflammatory disease treated?
      • What if my partner is infected with pelvic inflammatory disease?
      • My friend was told she can't get pregnant because she has PID. Is this true?
      • How can I keep myself from getting PID?
      • What should I do if I think I have an STI (sexually transmitted disease)?

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