Sexually Transmitted Diseases Problem Set

Problem 10: Birth Control Pills and STDs

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Birth control pills can protect against sexually transmitted diseases.


How STDs are transmitted
STDs are transmitted either by exchange of body fluids or by direct contact with an infected area. Birth control pills work by inhibiting ovulation, altering the uterine lining, and thickening the cervical mucus. They are very effective in preventing unintended pregnancies, but they offer no protection against either mode of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.

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