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Understanding STDs: Is a UTI an STD?

Watch more Learn about STDs videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the difference between a urinary tract infection (UTI) and an STD in this Howcast video about STDs. Expert: Jane Bogart, M.A. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. A UTI is a urinary tract infection, and it is not a sexually transmitted disease or infection. However it can be related to sexual activity. UTI's tend to happen more frequently in women, and that's partly because of women's anatomy and the way they're built. So the vulva, the outside of the vagina, has the opening to the vaginal canal and then underneath it is the opening to the urethra. If something is penetrating the vagina penis, fingers, anus and it's not necessarily clean, there's some bacteria, the bacteria actually can get pushed into the urethra. And that's actually what will cause the infection. So although that's not sexually transmitted, the sexual activity can lead to the urinary tract infection. They can be treated with antibiotics and cured. Men can also get urinary tract infections. They tend to be less common, but they also can happen. And it's the same thing; it's due to bacteria being pushed into the urethra. So again, although they're not sexually transmitted they can be sexually related.
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