Sexually transmitted diseases in women
Women can contract all of the venereal diseases, but may have no symptoms, or have different symptoms than men do. For example, women infected with gonorrhea may not have any symptoms, but may have a severe pelvic infection later and can pass the disease on to their sexual partners. The only sure protection against STDs is sexual abstinence. For sexually active men, the use of non-penetrative sex practices (“safe sex”), condoms, dental dams, and spermicide with Nonoxynol-9 offer some protection.

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