Vertical STD Transmission
Vertical STD transmission is the process of transfer of STD from a mother to infant perinatally or postnatally. During delivery, when the baby passes through the infected canal, it can contract the STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes from the infected mother. Syphilis and HIV can be contracted from the mother during fetus development. Postnatal transmission of the disease is possible through breastfeeding the baby. Vertical STD transmission poses serious threat to the health of the baby.
- Track 1-1 Perinatal Transmission
- Track 2-2 Postnatal Transmission
- Track 3-3 Prevention of STD Transmission
- Track 4-4 Pregnancy Care and Treatment