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EMB Sampling Devices

Gynecologic cancers account for a significant proportion of deaths and disease in the United States. These include cervical, endometrial/uterine, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.  Cervical cancer used to be both the most common gynecologic malignancy...

Introducing Our New Vaginal Health Test: MyPathAdvantage

Our team at PathAdvantage is excited to announce the launch of a new service, developed to assist clinicians to best serve their patients. Introducing an at-home vaginal test kit called MyPathAdvantage. New At-Home Vaginal Health Test Option for...

CDC Reports That STD Rates Remain Far Too High

The CDC reports that sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates have continued to increase during the pandemic, despite the impact of COVID-19. Somewhat paradoxically, there was an initial decline of STD rates during the early months of the pandemic, however,...

The Safety of Personal Lubricant for the Vagina

Personal lubricants (as opposed to procedural lubricants, such as those used by healthcare workers) are widely used intimate care products that minimize friction when applied to the body, including the vagina. By lubricating the vagina during sexual activity...

Gonorrhea Diagnoses: What Do We Know?

Gonorrhea: What do we know? Gonorrhea is common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with the pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Since 2014, there has been a 63% increase in gonorrhea diagnoses in the United States....

Bacterial Vaginosis: What Do We Know?

The vagina operates at an optimal environment established by the balance of different bacteria. In a healthy vagina, “good” bacteria create an acidic environment that prevents the overgrowth of “bad” or "pathogenic" (disease-causing) bacteria. In some...

Mycoplasma Genitalium: What Do We Know?

Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Although typically asymptomatic, it may be associated with post-coital bleeding and mucopurulent discharge in women. Individuals engaging in risky sexual behaviors are at a higher risk of...

Chlamydia: What Do We Know?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most frequently reported infectious disease in the United States with over 2.2 million diagnosed cases in 2020. The majority of infections...

What is the Preferred Method for Cervical Cancer Screening?

Cervical cancer screening has undergone significant changes over the last few decades. In the mid-1970s, over 50 percent of women were having annual Pap tests (in the form of the conventional Pap ‘smear’) which would begin at 18 years old and continue...

Trichomoniasis Diagnoses: What Do We Know?

Trichomoniasis: What Do We Know? Trichomoniasis is an extremely prevalent sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with the parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. Most infected women (85%) are asymptomatic and may be surprised to discover their...