As young women, we’re faced with a lot of issues everyday. Relationships, work, career, school, family issues, our own health. Every issue manifests differently to different people, but there are some issues that are more taboo to talk about. One of those is sexually transmitted diseases and infections. No one wants to talk about them, but yet they still happen, so it’s important to have the facts so you know how to prevent them, how to treat them, and how to talk about them in a productive way to ensure prevention and treatment.
I remember being in health class in high school and copying down charts of the signs of STDs and their names, struggling to spell chlamydia, and then moving on with my life and forgetting them. But there were lots of things about STDs and STIs not covered in schools, but luckily, there are resources out there.