Reproductive Health Daily

Repro Health Daily is a social media based sexual health and reproductive health education organization. We operate under the premise that despite some teens and young adults understanding how they can best protect themselves while being sexually active and/or preparing to have a child, the regular reinforcement of these factual messages (the 'daily' in our name!) in a non-threatening, engaging way - via social media sites with their peers - normalizes healthier, safer behaviors.

Repro Health also offers reproductive and sexual health education programs. We are happy to present to classrooms, schools, and organizations. We can train teachers in how to implement them via social media and tailor them to their audience, or offer virtual lesson plans.

Feel free to ask us any questions about reproductive health that you may have. We can post the questions anonymously as well. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter and continue the education and discussions!
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Unfortunately, herpes can cause some additional health complications. Luckily, with treatment such as daily suppressive therapy, these can be greatly minimized. Most of the associated issues have to do with pregnancy and infections to newborns. Here are just a few things to be aware of:

—Genital HSV can lead to potentially fatal infections in babies.

—It is important that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a new infection during late pregnancy has a bigger risk of transmission to the baby.

—If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed.

—Fortunately, infection of a baby from a woman with herpes infection is rare.

Additionally, physicians are now well-prepared in how to manage deliveries of babies from women who have genital herpes. Medications like Valtrex - a common suppressive drug for herpes, usually taken daily - are generally fine to take while pregnant, helping to prevent an outbreak before delivery and allowing the woman to deliver vaginally.

It’s important to remember that herpes may also play a role in the spread of HIV. Herpes can make people more at risk for HIV infection, and it can make HIV-infected individuals more infectious to other people. Remember to get regularly tested and always wear condoms to minimize these additional risks.

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