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Infections

There are many infections a woman can get in her genital area. Germs that live in or on a person's genitals cause these diseases. These germs can be passed from one person to another during sex. Practicing safer sex every time can help you avoid these infections.

These are some common symptoms of genital infections - often infections are not noticed, that is, they have no symptoms:

  • unusual discharge from the vagina
    This may be a fluid or mucus that is bloody, looks cloudy or smells bad.
  • sores
  • itching
  • painful intercourse
  • frequent or painful urination

Even if you don't have any of these symptoms you can still have an infection. Even infections that have no symptoms can cause damage and may affect your ability to have children. Practice safer sex and have regular check-ups to protect your health.

 

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Infections

Bacterial Vaginosis

Chlamydia

Crabs (Pubic Lice)

Gonorrhea

Hepatitis

Herpes

HIV/AIDS

Human Papilloma Virus

Molluscum contagiosum

Syphilis

Trichomonas

Yeast infection

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