Does having a Sexually Transmitted Infection affect your pregnancy options?
When considering your pregnancy options, it is important to know if you have a sexually transmitted infection. It is always best to be treated for an infection as soon as possible, but if you are considering an abortion, you should receive treatment prior to undergoing an abortion procedure.
According to the CDC, untreated Chlamydia has a 10-15% risk of developing into PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)(1) and that risk goes up when a procedure such as an IUD insertion (2) or abortion introduce bacteria into the reproductive tract. So, it is important to be tested for STIs prior to making any decisions about the outcome of your pregnancy.
This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.