Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Women Face More Risks - CMEZ594

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Women Face More Risks

by Carol L. Weinstein, MSN, ARNP
(4.8 / 41 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


STDs are a serious problem in the United States. Each year, nearly 20 million Americans, half of them between the ages of 15 and 24, become infected with an STD. The highest rate of infection is among female adolescents. The long-lasting health effects for young people are particularly serious. Consequences of untreated STDs may include infertility, brain and other organ damage, and an increased susceptibility to HIV. Sexually active people need the correct information on preventing STDs so that they can make informed decisions about their sexual activity. All healthcare providers who are knowledgeable about STDs can help provide that information. This course describes common STDs and their treatment.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain why women are at greater risk of STDs than men and why health problems caused by STDs are more severe for women.
  • Discuss three of the most common STDs in the United States as well as two older STDs that are becoming more prevalent.
  • Discuss why Americans have the highest rates of STDs in the industrialized world.
  • Identify the most up-to-date treatments for the most common STDs.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/11/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/21/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/21/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Danny F - Roswell, GA  ·  Nov 06, 2019
Very good overview of STDs, signs, symptoms and treatments.
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Alexandra E - Durango, CO  ·  Nov 05, 2019
Don't like all the reading. would like it better in slide or video format.
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Ephraim S - Alta loma, CA  ·  Nov 02, 2019
great topics for review or learning
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Donna P - Boonton , NJ  ·  Aug 10, 2019
This was a great review
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Amber P - Baltimore, MD  ·  Aug 06, 2019
Easy to understand content
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50