how do you get yeast infections?

Great question!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, and eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge

It is important to know that some of these symptoms could also be a sign of different infections, including a Sexually Transmitted Infection. If you notice a change in your body that you are concerned about, it is really important to see a medical professional to figure out exactly what it is.

If you think you have a yeast infection, or have more questions give Teen Clinic a call! 303-442-5160