Only you can take charge of your own sexual health. If you concerned about having an unplanned pregnancy, you may also be at risk for STIs. One in two sexually active persons will contract an STD/STI by age 25, but because many STIs do not have symptoms, many are unaware they are infected.
Having an STI may also affect your pregnancy and your pregnancy options.
Abortion and STIs
If you are considering abortion, testing for STIs is extremely important. Abortion procedures can cause additional health risks for a woman who has an STI.
- During the abortion procedure, an STI can be spread into the uterus causing further complications.
- If a woman has an untreated STI (like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea), she is more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) following an abortion procedure.
For the sake of your sexual health, it is always best to be treated for an STI as soon as possible. However, if you are considering having an abortion, it is even more critical to be tested and treated right away.
At A Woman’s Choice, free testing is available for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea for our pregnancy test patients, women who are not pregnant, and for men. Make your appointment today.