Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) affect over 20 million Americans, with all ages and genders being susceptible. These infections are spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex, and awareness is key to reducing the likelihood of spreading a disease to your partner or becoming infected yourself. Getting the facts about STI’s and talking to your healthcare provider is important to maintaining sexual health. Here we will outline some of the more common STI’s and how to treat or eliminate them.
If you are pregnancy or trying to conceive, the Zika virus is probably a major concern for you now, especially now that we have had 23 confirmed cases in Tennessee at the time of writing this article. This virus is particularly devastating for pregnant women and their babies, so it’s important to understand how it’s spread and how to prevent infection.
If you are considering traveling pregnant, you may be nervous about going too far from home. The truth is, the second trimester could be the perfect time to vacation or visit other destinations. This is a time when morning sickness may subside and you still have quite a bit of energy. Talk to your physician before you go and enjoy this magical time before you give birth. Use the following tips for traveling while pregnant, and make yourself as safe and comfortable as possible: