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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Relationships

  • By: Kimberly R. McBride
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which are also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are illnesses that have a significant probability of transmission in humans through sexual contact, including penile-vaginal intercourse, oral-genital contact, ...

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