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  1. Special Tampon Helps Diagnose STD

    Sept. 18, 2000 (Toronto) -- Specimens collected from special tampons worked as well as a vaginal exam to diagnose vaginal trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). If the method holds up, it could lead to easier diagnosis as women test themselves and bring samples to the clinic in

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  2. Rise in Sexual Diseases May Signal Return of Unsafe Sex

    June 29, 2000 -- Public officials are concerned that people who are at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may think that the need for safe sex is over. Recent data showing that the incidence of gonorrhea increased in 1998 after 12 years of decline, along with reports of a

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  3. Does Sex Hurt?

    Lucy was dating the man who would become her husband and enjoying every moment. Soon after, without warning, she began to feel discomfort and then pain in the genital area. It got so bad she couldn't even insert a tampon. The pain made having sex impossible, too. At first, she thought she had a yeas

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  4. Delaying Sex After First Period Reduces Chance of STDs

    March 27, 2000 (Arlington, Va.) -- The longer an adolescent girl waits to have sex after she has her first period, the less likely she is to get a variety of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). That conclusion comes from a new government-funded study presented here this week at the Annual Meeting

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  5. Sexually Transmitted Virus Boosts Risk of Cervical Cancer

    Swedish researchers report that the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) -- which is best known for causing genital warts -- greatly increases the chance that a woman will get cervical cancer in the coming years. The risk is greatest when a woman's body is unable to get rid of the virus over the c

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