CDC Fact Sheets

  1. Bacterial Vaginosis
  2. Chlamydia
  3. Genital Herpes
  4. Gonorrhea

Bacterial VaginosisBacterial vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by discharge, odor, pain, itching, or burning.

  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  2. Syphilis
  3. Trichomoniasis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) refers to infection of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs that causes symptoms such as lower abdominal pain. It is a serious complication of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially chlamydia and gonorrhea. PID can damage the fallopian tubes and tissues in and near the uterus and ovaries.

PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in the fallopian tube or elsewhere outside of the womb), abscess formation, and chronic pelvic pain.