I was told you can be born with an STD and that you can inharet them from your family... Is that true?
And if so how do you know if you have one??? (other then going to the doctors- parents can't know I'm think/ wanting to have sex for the first time).
It is true. STDs can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to the fetus, newborn, or infant before, during, or after birth. Some STDs (like syphilis) cross the placenta and infect the fetus during its development. Other STDs (like gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B, and genital herpes) are transmitted from the mother to the infant as the infant passes through the birth canal. HIV infection can cross the placenta during pregnancy, infect the newborn during the birth process, and, unlike other STDs, infect an infant as a result of breast-feeding.
They do make some at home STD test kits but its highly recommended to see a doctor as these are not full proof.
Yes a child can be born with an STD IF the mother has it. Also though, kids that are born with an STD soemtimes outgrows it by the age of 2. Not everyone does, but some people do.
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