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Sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a group of infectious diseases transferred by sexual contact and are being caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites.
There are more than 20 types of STDs including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes Simplex, HIV, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), Trichomonas, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Hepatitis etc.
Usually, women are in a higher risk for complications than men who gave STD. The most common complications for women are Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and infertility.
Pregnant women with STD might transfer it to the newborn and expose him/her to substantial health problems.
Risk Factors for STD include unprotected sexual intercourse, multiple partners, illicit drug use, and alcohol consumption.
Unprotected sex in Tel Aviv is unfortunately common, therefore we get to test and treat all types of STD, on a daily basis.