Are STDs Contagious?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that spread primarily through sexual contact. STDs are highly contagious and can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, as well as through non-sexual contact in some cases. Bella Women’s Center offers free-of-charge limited STD testing for women during pre-abortion screenings. Schedule an appointment today and read on…

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How Accurate Are STD Tests?

The topic of STDs can be frightening, especially if you’re worried you’ve contracted one. You may be wondering whether you can trust the accuracy of an STD test. Though no test is 100% accurate, you can rest assured that your results will be as precise as possible. STD tests are offered in various formats, including…

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Could I Pass My STD to The Baby?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be acquired via sexual contact or bodily fluids. But they can also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy and childbirth. Your baby could be at risk if you have an STD.  The best way to know if you have an STD is to undergo regular testing. Pregnancy does…

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Reasons to Take Advantage of STD Testing

When it comes to your health, ignorance is not bliss. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can wreak havoc on your body without you even knowing it. That’s why STD testing is essential to safeguarding your health.  1: STDs Can Be Present Without Symptoms After contracting an STD, some individuals can be asymptomatic for years. However, though…

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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Pregnancy?

First things first: domestic violence is never your fault. No one deserves to be a victim of abuse; you deserve help, healing, and support.  Experiencing domestic violence during pregnancy means that you may be in even greater danger. Many abusers escalate their behavior when they learn their partner is pregnant, especially if the pregnancy was…

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FAQ About STDs

If you have questions about STDs, you’re in the right place. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about STDs.  What Are STDs? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contagious infections that can cause disease in the body. STDs are transmitted through sexual contact (including oral and anal sex), from mother to…

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What Is the Difference Between a Blood and Urine Pregnancy Test?

Blood and urine pregnancy testing both work by detecting human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman’s body. The pregnancy creates this hormone, which increases in the first trimester. The main differences between blood and urine testing are: Availability- urine pregnancy tests are available for consumer purchase. Cost- urine pregnancy tests are less expensive than blood…

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How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

If there is a chance you are pregnant, you probably have many questions about pregnancy tests. Let us answer your questions for you. Pregnancy tests work by detecting the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine.  What is hCG? When a fertilized embryo implants itself and begins to grow in a woman’s body, it…

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What Do I Need to Know If I Am Pregnant in College?

Facing an unexpected pregnancy at any time can be challenging, but even more so when you are in college, loaded with coursework, and planning goals for your future.  You might have many questions about how your life will change due to your pregnancy. Though your circumstances feel uncertain, we are here to empower you with…

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When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If you are concerned you might be pregnant, you might have questions about when to take a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests work best taken a week after a woman’s missed period. This page will give you more information on pregnancy testing.  How Does a Pregnancy Test Work? When a woman becomes pregnant, a hormone…

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