Pregnancy is not the only thing to be concerned about after having sex. STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are common.
Some can be cured. Some cannot.
HPV (human papillomavirus) is the primary cause of cervical cancer. At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. Most HPV infections have no signs or symptoms; therefore, most infected people are unaware they are infected.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States. The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection.
Sex is a big deal. Know the facts. Make informed decisions. Respect yourself.