We offer STI Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most common sexually transmitted infections.
If you test positive for either infection, your sexual partner may want to be tested as well. If a sexually transmitted infection is allowed to continue without treatment, more serious complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, may result.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) can be a serious concern.
Just because STIs are common doesn’t mean they’re no big deal. Left untreated, infections can cause irreversible damage to your reproductive system, which can lead to high risk pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, sterility, or other long-term complications.
Serious complications can occur if an STI isn’t treated before you undergo an abortion procedure.
Here’s how. During an abortion procedure, cells infected with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea can travel from your vaginal opening up into your uterus. When the cells travel and are not treated, you are at greater risk for developing a secondary infection called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).
PID is pretty serious. According to the Center for Disease Control, it can put you at risk for ectopic pregnancy, infertility, abscess, chronic pelvic/abdominal pain, and pain and bleeding during sex. In order to avoid medical complications, the best thing to do is to make it a priority to get screened and treated first if you’re headed to the abortion clinic.
You owe it to yourself to be safe. Don’t ignore the important step of being screened for STIs before an abortion.
The Center for Disease Control can provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on each STI.