Untreated STDs cause infertility in at least 24,000 women in the US every year. Furthermore, untreated syphilis in pregnant women has resulted in infant death in up to 40% of cases. Testing and treatment are key to preventing these outcomes, but too often are women denied service due to gender related stigma and misconceptions.
Women and STDs factsheet – CDC
STD impact on women and infants – CDC
Gender Inequality and HIV – Avert
Black Women and PrEP – CAI
PrEP Resources for Black Women – The Black AIDS Institute