With support beginning with a confidential call to 1-888-LIFE AID, Real Alternatives provides mothers with a full range of resources designed to support them and their babies. Real Alternatives’ services extend throughout pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life, and include assistance with food, clothing, health, transportation, and temporary shelter.
The services coordinated throughout Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan extend to resolving issues associated with sexually transmitted diseases, which have reached near epidemic levels in recent years. With approximately two-thirds of STDs impacting those in their mid 20s and younger, a particular risk factor is having multiple sex partners.
A number of STDs initially have no symptoms, and this is particularly the case with women. This does not mean that the disease does not exist and cannot be passed on to partners through sexual contact. An unfortunate result is that the disease is often passed on to others before the person who has it becomes aware that he or she is infected.
Accurately diagnosed and treated early, the vast majority of STDs are receptive to treatment. That said, a number of types of venereal disease, such as gonorrhea, have developed resistance to readily available drugs as they have been overprescribed in the last few decades. In addition, there are conditions such as HIV/AIDs that have no known cure. This makes abstinence from sexual contact outside of long term, monogamous relationships one of the key aspects in preventing sexually transmitted diseases.