More than 60% of women fail to get tested for Chlamydia — CDC. It’s a common sexually transmitted disease, with 1.3 million new cases reported in 2010 alone, and down the road, it can cause complications like chronic pain, infertility and ectopic pregnancies for infected women. Like most STDs, it can even make them more vulnerable to HIV infections, if they are exposed.
If left untreated, chlamydia infections can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes, causing pelvic inflammatory disease. These can damage the fallopian tubes, uterus and surrounding tissues, causing chronic pain and infertility. An infection can also cause fatal ectopic pregnancies, where the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tubes, causing these to burst.
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Does Alcohol Cause or Reduce Stroke: Study of Women Drinkers. Strokes are a women’s issue. For a long time, we’ve thought of them as men’s diseases — but women are actually at a greater risk of suffering major disabilities from strokes. Worse, they are more likely than men to die from one. Strokes kill more women than men: Each year, three million women across the world die from strokes. The death rate for women from stroke is twice that of breast cancer.
In the United States, more than 425,000 women suffer a stroke each year — about 55,000 more strokes than men suffer, according to the National Stroke Association.
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Chemo in pregnancy? Yes, it can be done, study says. It’s an undeniable trend: across the world, a rising number of women today are choosing to delay pregnancy, even in the once-traditional societies of East, South and West Asia.
For the most part, the decision is a good one: it grants women the time, energy and power to build their careers and finances, and prepare for a more financially and emotionally stable family.
Many extraordinary advances in medicine, too, have made it easier for women to get pregnant and have a safe pregnancy later in life. But women of advanced maternal age still have a higher risk for difficult pregnancies and labor, miscarriage, placenta problems, and high blood pressure and diabetes, than younger women.
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