You Could Have the Most Common STI in the U.S. and Not Know It

Chlamydia is the most common reportable STI in the United States.

Health Care, STIs

Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! “Asymptomatic.” The word’s usage has […]

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What’s a Wellness Visit?

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Birth Control, Health Care

Many patients know to call us at Maine Family Planning when something’s up — you have an uncomfortable symptom, you missed your period, you had unprotected sex. (Our number is 207-922-3222 and we often can offer same-day appointments.) But did you know you can call us when everything’s going fine — and we can help […]

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STIs on the Rise — Time to Get Tested

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Health Care

The latest numbers from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services show that for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, we are on par to meet or even surpass last year’s rates — and that’s not a good thing. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) climbed dramatically in 2018, a worrisome trend that doesn’t seem to […]

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