Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may not only affect pregnant mothers, but may also pose as threats to the lives of their unborn children.

Medical News Today
reports that diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea in expectant women may cause premature birth or even still birth.

In an Australian study involving 354,217 females, researchers analyzed data on their pregnancies, taking into account physical, social, and lifestyle factors such as age, income, and unhealthy habits.

Of the total number of participants, approximately one percent had been diagnosed with chlamydia prior to giving birth, and 81 percent prior to conception. On the other hand, gonorrhoea was diagnosed in 0.6 percent of the women prior to giving birth, and in 85 percent prior to conception.

The results showed that those who had chlamydia were 17 more likely to deliver their babies prematurely and were 40 percent more likely to experience stillbirth. Women who had gonorrhoea were twice at risk of having a premature baby.

These numbers highlight the importance of reproductive health and safe sex. For more information on how you can protect yourself from these diseases, it is best to consult your ogynecologist.

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