May 30, 2012

How Do I Tell Him He Gave Me An STD!? [Ask a Dude]

I went to the health center and got my regular 6 month check up and I came up positive for…something.

Aug 12, 2011

Is Your Vagina Broken? Guide To The Four Most Common Vaginal Problems

The best kind of a vagina is a happy vagina. That said, vaginas are very sensitive. And when something goes wrong, it's hard to not feel self-conscious, or dirty, or just really unnerved. More than likely, if your vagina is a bit off, it's due to an infection of some sort.

Sep 13, 2010

If You’re Having Sex, Do It Safely

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, college campuses everywhere will be packed with new people to party with, new people to study with, and yes, new people to have sex with.

The Doctor Is In: How Do I Know If He’s Clean?

Q: I recently started hooking up with a boy who has, well, gotten around. I asked him if he’d been tested recently and he said he did (and he was “all good!”), but I don’t know if I trust him. Maybe he’s just saying that to get in my pants?

Dec 10, 2009

The Doctor is In (Take 2)

We took the embarrassment (and speculum!) factor out of the equation and asked you, the CollegeCandy readers, to submit the questions you had regarding STDs and sexual health to our new pal, OB/GYN Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Apr 2, 2009

Why Everyone Should Get Tested

[The following post is courtesy of Vanessa Cullins, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Planned Parenthood. If anyone knows...

Apr 2, 2009

Apr 2, 2009

7 Myths About HPV Debunked

While all STDs are serious, HPV might be the most important for young college women to know about. HPV is the most common STD in the U.S. today and a reported 5.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year.

Apr 2, 2009

The Doctor is In (Part 1)

Talking sex with your doctor isn't always easy. Whether you are afraid she or he will judge you, you just don't feel comfortable sharing the intimate details of your life between the sheets, or you can't think straight with a speculum between your legs, many people get tight lipped in the doctor's office.

Apr 2, 2009

Life After an STD

About a month and a half ago, I wrote about testing positive for Chlamydia. It's been hard on me ever since then to really come to terms with it. Sure, it was easy to get rid of (just a few pills) and I don't have to relive it by telling every past or future partner that I have an STD, but the worst part for me is the stigma.

Apr 2, 2009

Hey There Chlamydia

Did you know that cases of Chlamydia in the U.S. have increased by 41% in the past 10 years? And that is only reported cases. Experts estimate that the true number of men and women with Chlamydia is actually double the amount reported each year.

Apr 2, 2009

Anyone Can Get an STD. That Includes YOU.

Okay, ladies, it’s time for a sneak peak behind closed exam-room doors. Outside, we are bombarded with the constant message that sex is all about fun, excitement, and personal empowerment - our bodies, our choice. Inside, however, we see a disconnect between these choices and unexpected consequences.

Apr 2, 2009

The Truth About STDs

When I found out that 25% of college students have a Sexually Transmitted Disease, I laughed. Surely that statistic referred to the more promiscuous students, or those who were dumb enough not to use a condom during sex.

Mar 12, 2009

I Went and Got Tested

After reading about one CollegeCandy writer’s scary STD experience, I realized that I had not been tested in over 4...