Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been a public health issue for many years, affecting millions of individuals annually. Sadly, in recent years, the incidence of STIs has risen to record highs, which is worrying as STIs can have severe health consequences, including infertility, chronic pain, and even death.
What are the reasons behind the rise of STIs?
Various factors contribute to the increase in STIs, such as:
· Lack of knowledge: Many individuals are not aware of how STIs spread or how to safeguard themselves.
· Increase in sexual activity: More people are engaging in sexual activity at a younger age and with more partners, raising the risk of STI transmission.
· Limited healthcare access: Many individuals lack access to affordable, private, and convenient STI testing and treatment.
True Choice Medical Clinic is committed to reversing the statistics, restoring hope, and assisting people in our community in taking control of their bodies and sexual health. Our emphasis is on prevention through education. Our trained registered nurses educate our patients on various types of STIs/STDs that can spread through bodily fluids such as vaginal fluids, semen, or blood. Although abstinence is the only method of preventing STIs contraction, we encourage our patients to seek medical screening immediately if they’ve had unprotected sex.
We do not want anyone to become the next statistic of an STI, or experience an unplanned pregnancy. True Choice Medical Clinic is easily accessible. If you are concerned about an STI, or if you are pregnant and not sure what to do, make your no-cost, confidential appointment by calling 858-397-1970 today.