STD’s have been around as long as mankind and epidemics that are mentioned in the Old Testament. Sexually transmitted diseases have had a huge impact on the relationship between the women and the baby. STD’s can cause long term health problems and can be transmitted to children and other people that you may be sexual active with. The best way to protect yourself from STD’s is by being careful about who your sexual active with. If you’re sexual active you need to go to the health department or to your doctor to get checked. This will help you be aware of what is going on with your body and how to be treated if you’re diagnosed with a disease.