It’s possible to have a sexually transmitted disease without displaying any symptoms; however, just because you don’t show any signs doesn’t mean you cannot pass on the STD.
It is also possible to transmit the STD to your fetus during pregnancy or delivery; however, with proper screening and treatment, you can protect yourself, your child, and any partners.
STD screening is vital if you’re pregnant or considering abortion since it can be transmitted during the abortion procedure.
What Are the Risks of Untreated STDs?
Complications of STDs for Women
Mayo Clinic lists the following complications for women if STDs are left untreated:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Heart Disease
Many STDs don’t have symptoms, so if you are sexually active, getting tested regularly is essential.
Complications of STD to a Child
Women can pass the following complications from untreated STDs to a fetus or newborn:
- Low birth rate
Do I Still Need STD Testing if I Want an Abortion?
No matter what option you choose for your pregnancy, it’s essential to get tested for an STD so you can take precautions. Having an abortion with an untreated STD can increase your risk of pelvic infection, resulting in chronic pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, infertility, and a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy in future pregnancies.
Your health matters and you deserve to receive the care you need.
No-Cost STD Testing and Treatment
Whether you display STD symptoms or want a screening as a precaution, we offer limited, no-cost STD screenings and treatment.
We also offer no-cost pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.