Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Women who have unprotected sex while they are ovulating may benefit form STD testing, as new research indicates that they are more susceptible to infection during certain points in their menstrual cycle.
The Spanish and Austrian researchers who conducted the study said that a woman's immune system appears to drop when she is ovulating. The finding was based on immune system testing in mice.
The team postulated that this monthly dip in immune function may be a necessary adaptation to allow sperm to survive inside the female long enough to fertilize an egg.
"This adaption which allows male sperm to survive long enough to fertilize an egg, may also open the door for other types of infection," said John Werry, the deputy editor of the Journal of Luekocyte Biology, which published the results of the study.
The findings underscore the importance of practicing safe sex, particularly while a female is ovulating. Unprotected sex at any point may increase the risk of receiving a positive STD test, but it may be even more dangerous at certain points in a woman's menstrual cycle.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top