Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - Causes of Female Infertility
They are passed from one person to another via sexual intercourse. They include Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes and HIV/AIDS.
Some are more serious than others but they do seem to affect young men and women aged between 15 and 25. If you are within that age group and are planning on staring a family one day then you must protect yourself against STD’s.
One of the most common STD’s is Chlamydia which is transmitted during sex and can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if left untreated. Pelvic inflammatory disease can damage the fallopian tubes and cause infertility.
Many of this STD’s have a range of symptoms which range from relatively mild through to life threatening. If you think that you have picked up an STD then seek medical treatment as soon as you can.
Female Infertility Guide Index:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS)
- Hostile cervical mucus
- Tubal blockage
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Antiphospholipid Antibodies (APA)
- Age and egg quality
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Prescription medicines
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