In-depth

Causes

Child abuse

Complications

STDs and pregnancy

Risk factors

Teens and sex

The time to talk to your teen about abstinence, sex and contraception is now. Follow these steps to help protect your teen's sexual health.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Painful urination (dysuria)

STD symptoms

Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal discharge

Tests and diagnosis

Complete blood count (CBC)

HPV test

Pap smear

STD testing

Urinalysis

Feb. 02, 2016
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