Featured STD Articles
Descriptions of Featured STD Articles
Also known as "crabs," pubic lice are small insects that typically infest the pubic hair. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at pubic lice, including information on what they look like, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.
BV (bacterial vaginosis) occurs when harmful bacteria disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. This eMedTV resource tells you what you need to know about BV, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
Trichomoniasis is an STD that is primarily caused by an infection of the urogenital tract. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at this disease, including its symptoms, treatment options, and prevention methods.
As an oral contraceptive (birth control pill), Amethyst is taken by women once a day to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV article talks about how this product works, how effective it is, what to expect while taking it, and more.
Skyla, an intrauterine device (IUD), is used to prevent pregnancy. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives an in-depth overview of this product, with details on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
Loestrin is a prescription combined oral contraceptive. This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how Loestrin works and provides a more in-depth look at the birth control pill's effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
Available by prescription, Depo-Provera is used to prevent pregnancy and relieve certain cancer symptoms. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at this synthetic form of progesterone, including how it works, how it is administered, side effects, and more.
Venereal warts are moist, soft, or flesh-colored swellings that are spread through sexual contact. This eMedTV Web page explains what causes them, describes where the warts may appear, and lists treatment options that are available.
Birth Control Patch
A healthcare provider may prescribe the birth control patch to help prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page explains when and how to use the patch, describes how this contraceptive works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Tri-Sprintec is a prescription oral contraceptive that is also approved for the treatment of acne. This eMedTV page describes how the medication works, explains how and when to take it, and lists possible side effects of this birth control pill.
Depo-Provera and Pregnancy
As this eMedTV page explains, it is not recommended for pregnant women to use Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection). This article describes why the FDA classifies Depo-Provera as a Category X drug and the problems that may occur.
Modicon, a prescription oral contraceptive, is commonly used to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page discusses Modicon in more detail, including information on how the contraceptive works, when and how to take it, and what to do if you miss any doses.
Wera is a type of birth control pill that works to prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV Web page contains a complete overview of how this prescription contraceptive works, possible side effects, safety issues, and more.
Kariva is an oral contraceptive that is only available by prescription. This portion of the eMedTV library further explains how Kariva works to prevent pregnancy, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers tips on taking the contraceptive.
Aviane is a combined oral contraceptive, meaning it contains both an estrogen and a progestin. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the medication, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Oral contraceptives are prescription pills that are taken to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page explains how this form of contraception works, describes the various types of pills available, and lists some of the side effects that may occur.
Solia is a birth control pill that contains an estrogen and a progestin, and works by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this drug, with information on its possible side effects, dosing tips, and general precautions.
Trivora is a generic birth control pill that is available by prescription only. This eMedTV resource describes how this form of contraceptive works, explains how and when to take the pill, and lists potential side effects that may occur with Trivora.
Maraviroc is a prescription drug that is licensed for treating HIV and AIDS. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works, describes its effects, and offers general dosing tips and precautions.