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Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents

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This slide set presents a module that explains why confidentiality is essential to adolescent clinical care. It explores the laws regarding minors’ access to reproductive health services, and describes the ways that mandatory parental involvement laws can affect adolescent health.

Expedited Partner Therapy

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This information sheet discusses expedited partner therapy in Texas, which is the practice of treating sex partners of heterosexual patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea without an exam from a health care provider.

Take Charge: A Gay Man's Guide to Sexual Health

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This information sheet discusses tests that gay men should have, including hepatitis, HIV, and STDs. It encourages gay men to have testing on a regular basis and not wait until there are symptoms. It also suggests speaking to a health professional about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

Congenital Syphilis in Texas

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This information sheet discusses congenital syphilis, what it is, how big the problem is in Texas, how to test for it, reporting requirements, and treatment.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Basics

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Here are the CDC's answers to common questions about pelvic inflammatory disease. Find more questions and answers in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)—CDC Fact Sheet.

  • PID can lead to serious consequences in women, including difficulty getting pregnant.
  • Untreated STDs can cause PID.
  • You can prevent PID if you know how to protect yourself.
  • If diagnosed and treated early, the complications of PID can be prevented.

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