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  • Talking to kids about sex

    For parents, the conversations about sexuality that you have with your children are some of the most important conversations that will happen during their lifetime. Adults often worry about talking about sexuality with children and, although they recognize the value in the conversations, it can be difficult to approach the topics of sexuality.

  • Transgender resources

    Sexual health is important for everyone, no matter what your age, gender, or sexual orientation. If you identify as transgender, there are some information you may be interested in.

  • Trichomoniasis

    Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Infections can occur in a penis or external genitals, and a vagina or internal genitals. The parasite can also be found in body fluids such as semen, pre-ejaculate, and vaginal fluids.

  • Urethritis

    Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Urethritis has many causes, but sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common.

  • Vaccines

    Hepatitis A and B and some types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can be prevented by vaccines. Vaccines for some other STIs, including HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) are being developed.

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina, or internal genitals. Vaginitis has many causes, including some sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Two other types of vaginitis include: atrophic vaginitis and vulvodynia.

  • Window period

    The window period is the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test.

  • Yeast

    Yeast, or Candida albicans, is a fungus that lives in and on the body normally without causing problems. Yeast infections are an "overgrowth" of what is normally present in or on the body. When conditions change, yeast can increase and create symptoms. Infections can occur in or on a penis or external genitals, vagina or internal genitals, anus, and the genital area.