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STIs & STDs

STIs/STDs – Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases

Did You Know?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates each year in the United States:

  • nearly 20 million new cases of these reportable STDs/STIs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis)
  • almost half of them among young people 15 to 24 years of age
  • an estimated four in 10 sexually active adolescent females between the ages of 14 and 19 have an STD

STIs and STDs

  • often have no symptoms
  • are spread through sexual contact, including vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex
  • can cause long-term health problems, particularly in women and infants

Some of the health complications that arise from STDs include:

  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • infertility
  • tubal or ectopic pregnancy
  • cervical cancer
  • perinatal or congenital infections in infants born to infected mothers

Sources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm (accessed May 28, 2015)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/just-facts/stds.html (accessed May 28, 2015)

Are you at risk?

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Avoiding STIs & STDs

According to the CDC, the most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex (i.e., anal, vaginal or oral).

Helpful Links
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Adolescent Health – Department of Health and Human Services

Our Services

Our free and confidential services include: self-administered pregnancy tests, referrals for limited obstetrical ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy, options counseling, accurate information about abortion, community referrals, material resource program, Baby Basics Parenting Class, Abortion Recovery Support Groups, individual abortion recovery counseling, Sexual Integrity Workshops, adoption referrals, and Man to Man support.

Hours

Regular Hours:
Monday – Tuesday
9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday – Thursday
10 am – 4 pm
Closed Friday

Summer Hours:
From June 22 - September 7, 2015
Monday – Tuesday
9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday
10 am – 4 pm
Closed Thursday and Friday

Contact Us

Address:
226 Church Street (location)
PO Box 2118 (mailing)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 471-9284
Fax: (845) 471-9310
Email: CareNetPC@gmail.com

About Us

Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley provides free, confidential services to assist with unexpected pregnancy. This Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

All our services are free and confidential.

Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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