…but I’m too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. Is there any way that I can get treatment without telling my parents?
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, or eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.
If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medial provider. This way, they can make sure it is a yeast infection and give you treatment to make it go away.
At Teen Clinic, we are totally confidential. If you choose to, you can come in on your own and your information will not be shared with anyone else.
If you would like to make an appointment, call our clinic at 303-442-5160! We are here for you!