Sexually transmitted infections are becoming increasingly common and may affect your fertility.
Chlamydia is a common infection that can be harmful to both a woman’s fallopian tubes as well as a man’s epididymis. Approximately half of those who have chlamydia do not have any symptoms. Gonorrhea, syphilis and HPV can also result in an impaired ability to have children and/or have a negative effect on a pregnancy.
Take care of both you and your partner’s fertility by protecting yourselves. Getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted infections is free.
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