The Role of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in STI Testing

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The Role of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in STI Testing

Dr. Philip Heine discussed the role of the Ob/Gyn when testing for STIs with women of childbearing age.
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    In 2016, there were more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States. Women and infants, in particular, are at significant risk for long-term consequences of STDs if left undiagnosed or are untreated resulting in serious health consequences, including infertility, life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth in infants.

    Join Dr. Phillip Heine, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, as he discusses the role of the obstetrician and gynecologist can have when diagnosing and testing for STI in this patient population.



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