Why STI Testing Before an Abortion is Important

When considering an abortion, it is imperative to have STI/STD testing beforehand. In the absence of symptoms, it is easy to render this an unnecessary step; however, sexually transmitted infections may be present in what is known as a latent phase (there are no current symptoms). The consequences of proceeding with an abortion in the presence of an STI, whether active or latent, can be long-lasting and detrimental to your reproductive health. Moving forward with an abortion before treatment can spread bacteria from the vagina to the uterus. Pelvic Inflammatory disease can result from the spread of bacteria and may lead to future issues including, but not limited to, fallopian tube obstructions, chronic pelvic pain, bleeding during intercourse, ectopic pregnancies (pregnancies occurring outside of the uterus), and infertility.

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Abortion Screening: What to Expect

An unexpected pregnancy may come at an inconvenient time and put you in a difficult position. We understand that this can create a great deal of stress and uncertainty, and we believe women should know what abortion screening is, and why it is important. Your options are vast during this time and we want to educate you in everything available to you.

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Real-Life Wonder Women

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Figure 1: Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman” (image from Warner Bros. Pictures)

DC’s new film Wonder Woman has been a box-office hit, grossing $100.5 million its opening weekend (making it the biggest-ever opening for a female director!), and for good reason. This version of Wonder Woman is an inspiring superhero, showing strength, love, and forgiveness. But did you know that her actress, Gal Gadot, is a powerhouse in real life, as well?

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