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Teen sexual health problems.?

Teen sexual health problems.?

Question?: If you are asking whether teens may have problems with their sexual health, the answer is yes. Seek help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

At times: Planned parenthood is a generalized substitute for gynecologic and general health care for women. Most of their efforts are in pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer detection and birth control. A few other areas of interest like pregnancy termination, a small percentage of their total efforts, have been a target of politically inspired demagogues. Female teen sexual health is addresed there. ...Read more

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Health benefits for nipple play?

Health benefits for nipple play?

None: This won't effect your physical health unless you are in some way causing damage to the skin of the nipple risking infections. ...Read more

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Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found on the web. See www.Jpc-se.Org to learn about developing policy issues. (i am the chair of that international committee.). ...Read more

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Teen sexual health site?

Teen sexual health site?

Iwannaknow: Iwannaknow.Com separates fact from myth and is a good resource for teens. ...Read more

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Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Yes: Check for available resources in your city. Their community health centers and free clinics that offer such services for poor people. ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Most definitely: Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy. The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies. ...Read more

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Health law preventing health disparities ?

Health law preventing health disparities ?

On the contrary.: The primary cause of health disparities in the us is related to poor access to care based on low socioeconomic status. Basic services such as education, fire protection, police, etc. Are not related to employment, and yet health insurance access is primarily related to our jobs. If we truly believe in health care as a basic right, we need to develop a system of access for all. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Abstinence is taught: Unfortunately that is often ineffective since our sex drive is one of the most powerful forces in our existence. When teens act on the drive they often have the least information and this often leads health problems. ...Read more

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What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www.Apha.Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more

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What sexually transmitted diseases (std) can affect gay men?

What sexually transmitted diseases (std) can affect gay men?

ALL of them: There are no "freebies" in terms of stds--if you have unprotected intercourse, you are at risk for contracting the entire spectrum of sexually transmitted diseases. Use condoms for protection. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

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Are there really laws regarding partner notification of sexually transmitted infections?

Are there really laws regarding partner notification of sexually transmitted infections?

In some states: This varies with the locality and the particular disease, but the answer is sometimes. ...Read more

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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det.Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more

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Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Female Genital : Mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth. This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted. ...Read more

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How scientifically during sex our STDs transmitted?

How scientifically during sex our STDs transmitted?

Depends: Various stds have various modes of transmission. Mostly, mucous membrane to mucous membrane contact transfers enough living organisms to the new host to cause an infection and then possibly a carrier state, with or without symptoms. Some stds require blood transfer. ...Read more

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Is obama care good health insurance?

Is obama care good health insurance?

Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more

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Are there any health implications for performing oral sex? Is it healthy?

Are there any health implications for performing oral sex? Is it healthy?

Potential for STD's: Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STDs: Complicated question. If you know that your contact has an std, particularly HIV disease, early therapy is essential and can be done empirically. If testing for antibodies to a variety of stds it often takes a minimum of 10-14 days for these to form. If symptomatic, a variety of testing and cultures can be done as soon as you are examined for this. ...Read more

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Can I have sex with two girls at the same time? Are there any health risks besides stds?

Can I have sex with two girls at the same time? Are there any health risks besides stds?

It depends: Do you mean having sex with 2 women at the same time or having 2 sexual relationships? Yes, you *can* have sex with more than one person. You should make sure that all the people involved are safe (safer sex- std and pregnancy protection) and that everyone has clear expectations about the relationship. Dealing with more people increases the chances of hurt feelings and "drama". ...Read more

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If I go to a free STD health clinic & am tested + for chlamydia .. do they give me meds for it at a cost? If I don't have insurance, in this case

If I go to a free STD health clinic & am tested + for chlamydia .. do they give me meds for it at a cost? If I don't have insurance, in this case

VARIES: These clinics vary in the degree of help they can give for free. Some us sliding scale, which benefits those with the least ability to pay. Some are subsidized by state or federal dollars and may or may not be authorized to provide free meds. It doesn't hurt to call ahead and find out how this is handled in your local center. ...Read more

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If your period is late what cause this other than pregnancy. I'm sexually active. No stds, healthly relationship.

If your period is late what cause this other than pregnancy. I'm sexually active. No stds, healthly relationship.

Many things.: Stress, diet, exercise, illness- all of these individually and more probably in combination can disturb the cycle enough that you miss a period. ...Read more

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How does an STD affect your overall health?

How does an STD affect your overall health?

All over the map!: Some can kill you, like HIV, hepatitis B, or syphilis if not treated. Others have little or no health impact and usually are only minor inconveniences (genital warts, for example). And everything in between. Infertility from gonorrhea or chlamydia. Cancers from HPV. Psychological stress from herpes. For more info, google each of the main STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, HIV, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any health problems with butt sex? Besides stds. Is it safe?

Are there any health problems with butt sex? Besides stds. Is it safe?

Anal Sex: Anal sex is a common human sexual experience. There is no bad or good in medicine or science. Sometimes there is shame. Sometimes there are risks for common stds, just like other forms of sexual intercourse. Anal sex can take some time to get used to. But, for many humans, straight and gay and bisexual, this is a normal part of their sexual life. ...Read more

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Can an STD cause serious health problems, or are they more of a nuisance?

Can an STD cause serious health problems, or are they more of a nuisance?

Serious!: Of course they are serious! all stds can cause serious problems from infertility to cancer to death! educate yourself, take care of yourself and practice safe sex please! ...Read more

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What happens when a STD is reported to a health department?

Tracking and tracing: It depends on the std. In some cases they may just keep a record of it for tracking purposes: to find out whether the incidence is going up or down over time. But in other cases (such as syphiiis) they may take a more active role, interviewing you about recent sex partners so that they can contact those people and get them tested and treated. ...Read more

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If u have STD does will it go on your health form for work in new hampshire?

If u have STD does will it go on your health form for work in new hampshire?

It should not: Having an std, or a history of an std should not be something that needs to go on a work health form. ...Read more

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Sexed with 4 different people can it cause any serious affect on my health .My parteners dint hav any std?

Sexed with 4 different people can it cause any serious affect on my health .My parteners dint hav any std?

Depends: If all the partners you have had sex with were healthy without any diseases, there should be no health problems associated with that. You should always practice safe sex, even if people tell you they are healthy. ...Read more

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Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Yes: Check for available resources in your city. Their community health centers and free clinics that offer such services for poor people. ...Read more

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I've had unprotected sex twice, could there be a possibility I have an STD or STI and don't even know? And can I go to my universities health center?

I've had unprotected sex twice, could there be a possibility I have an STD or STI and don't even know? And can I go to my universities health center?

Yes/probably: There are std's that can pass to you without producing noticeable symptoms. A university health center is usually capable of providing you with these screening services.Those that may not would usually maintain a referral list of sources you could use for the service. Your student handbook may define the limits of that health centers services. ...Read more

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Can me having a STD for a while when I was pregnant because I did not know I was affected cause my child to have mental health problems for my child?

Can me having a STD for a while when I  was pregnant because I did not know I was affected cause my child to have mental health problems for my child?

Depends on the std: Some like chlamydia and gonorrhea would not bother the fetus during pregnancy but might at delivery if untreated. Syphilis could be a problem at either time unless recognized and treated. Others (herpes) could have variable outcome,primary infection vs recurrence. ...Read more

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Is herpes really dangerous to your health? Is it a life threatening as the other STDs and HIV?

Is herpes really dangerous to your health? Is it a life threatening as the other STDs and HIV?

Herpes: If your immune system is ok then not life threatening. But you will have it forever. You will be at risk for passing it to your partner forever (whether you have active lesions or not...the old thought that if I do not have active lesions, you are not infectious is false). You can help prevent outbreaks with medicine, can treat outbreaks with medicine, but you cannot at this time cure it. ...Read more