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i have been diagnosed with a private home sti kit as having mycoplasma hominis will by boyfriend also need to be treated?

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I would have: himtreated too, to be sure of a cure.

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Can STDs have effects on pregnancy?

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Are STDs more common in women?

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Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men dont have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently.
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When is a good time to start talking about STDs with my kids?

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10 Years old or so: You should talk with your kids any time they ask or show interest. In addition, you should be talking to them before you think they 'need the talk'. Once at that point, you are likely to late. You should include a talk about sex and STDs when your child is approaching puberty. Your doctor can help, but you are the main source of info for your child.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any good home remedies that can prevent stds?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Chastity belts: Anything you can come up with to keep someone from having sex. If your using those home remedies, and you never have sex (even oral, anal or digital) then you wont get an std. But if you have sex, there are no 'home remedies' to prevent infection. Sorry...

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