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Do I still have to worry about sexually transmitted diseases during menopause?

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Yes. Menopause and postmenopause don't protect you against STDs. You can get an STD at any point in your as long as you're sexually active. This risk doesn't go down with age or other changes.

Left untreated, some STDs can lead to serious illnesses like HIV.

From: Sex and Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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North American Menopause Society. 

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

North American Menopause Society. 

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 16, 2019

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