|Where Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women (Hesperian Foundation, 1997, 600 p.)|
|Chapter 10: Staying Healthy|
|Special Needs of Women|
Having unprotected sex or sex with many partners makes a woman more at risk for getting an STD, including HIV/AIDS. Untreated STDs can cause infertility, pregnancies in the tube, and miscarriage. Having many partners also makes a woman more at risk for developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and cancer. A woman can help prevent all these problems by practicing safer sex.
¨ AIDS has become a major cause of death among women.