Women and STDs Directory
STDs can affect women and men and are transmitted through sexual activity, including oral sex. Common STDs in women include chlamydia, genital herpes, HPV, and more. Symptoms of an STD may include a rash, itching, abnormal discharge, warts, fever, and more. Some STDs can be cured, but some, such as genital warts, will require long-term treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how STDs in women are transmitted, what they look like, symptoms of female STDs, treatments, and much more.
STDs and Women's Infertility
WebMD explains the link between STDs like pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
Treatment for Painful Intercourse in Women
WebMD explains the possible causes and treatment of painful intercourse.
Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases can seriously affect the health of your unborn baby. WebMD helps you understand STD symptoms and risks during pregnancy.
Condoms: Effectiveness, Types, and Proper Use
Condoms are a popular method of male birth control that uses the barrier principle of contraception. Learn more about the effectiveness, types, and proper use of condoms at WebMD.
A Woman with HIV
What is it like to live with HIV infection? A young woman tells WebMD her story.
Top Sexual Health Symptoms for Women
You might not want to talk about these symptoms, but they can affect your sex life and your health. Here’s when you need to talk to your doctor.
The Scope of STDs
A look at some of the most common STDs, as well as the scope of the problem in the United States and abroad.
Dating With Herpes
How one woman overcame embarrassment -- and found true love.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, and C spread in very different ways, causing mild to serious effects on the liver. Pictures show hepatitis symptoms, how to avoid the disease, vaccines, and treatments.
Slideshow: Pictures and Facts About STDs
See what herpes, genital warts, the clap, chlamydia, scabies, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs look like. Find out their symptoms and what you can do.
Slideshow: What's Causing Your Pelvic Pain?
This WebMD slideshow depicts the causes of pelvic pain in women.
Slideshow: Genital Herpes Pictures, Symptoms, and Treatment
What's going on down there? WebMD shows you pictures of genital herpes symptoms and treatments -- and how to avoid getting the virus in the first place.