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.
Painful Sex in Women
A look at problems that could cause pain during sex for women.
Vaginal Itching, Burning, and Irritation
WebMD explains the causes and relief of vaginal itching, burning, and irritation.
Syphilis is a highly contagious disease spread primarily by sexual activity. Learn more about syphilis from the experts 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.
Dating With Herpes
How one woman overcame embarrassment -- and found true love.
Oral Sex: Safety, Risks, Relationships, STD Transmission
WebMD discusses the health risks of oral sex, how to protect yourself, and more.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.
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.
What's Causing Your Pelvic Pain?
This WebMD slideshow depicts the causes of pelvic pain in women.