Asymptomatic STDs can still be transmitted between partners, so testing and open communication are vital for health and responsibility.

It is also possible to transmit the STD to your fetus during pregnancy or delivery; however, with proper screening and treatment, you can protect yourself, your child, and any partners. 

STD testing should be an important part of healthcare for anyone who is pregnant or considering an abortion.

What Are the Risks of Untreated STDs? 

Complications of STDs for Women

Mayo Clinic lists the following complications for women if STDs are left untreated:

  • Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease

Many STDs don’t have symptoms, so if you are sexually active, getting tested regularly is essential.

Complications of STD to a Child

Women can pass the following complications from untreated STDs to a fetus or newborn:

  • Low birth rate
  • Infections
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Meningitis
  • Stillbirth

Do I Still Need STD Testing if I Want an Abortion?

It’s essential to get tested for an STD so you can take precautions no matter what option you choose for your pregnancy. Having an abortion with an untreated STD can increase your risk of pelvic infection, resulting in chronic pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, infertility, and a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy in future pregnancies

Take charge of your well-being and get the medical care you deserve.

No-Cost STD Testing and Treatment

Lakes Life Care Center offers free STD testing and treatment, whether you have symptoms or not. We also provide free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds

We provide all of our services at no cost without any insurance requirements. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!