Common Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women

Chapter

Abstract

  • © 2018 Elsevier Inc. The spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remains a significant public health issue in the United States. Social, economic, and behavioral implications affecting the spread of STIs have been identified. The most important social factor in the United States is the stigma associated with discussing sex and STI screening. In this article, specific recommendations for women are included regarding screening, diagnosing, and treating common vaginal and cervical infections. Screening women for infections of the vagina and cervix is essential because untreated infections may result in complications that have current and long-term health consequences and impact quality of life.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 22922244
  • Start Page

  • 189
  • End Page

  • 202
  • Volume

  • 53