The Future of STD Testing


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The future of sexual health may be in at-home STD testing. Cristen and Caroline talk to My Lab Box startup founders Lora Ivanova and Ursula Hessenflow about how technology can destigmatize STD testing and what it's like for female founders raising venture capital for a culturally taboo product.

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Learn More About STDs and Sexual Health:

"Reported STDs in the United States" http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats14/std-trends-508.pdf

"Many STDs may go undiagnosed, U.S. report finds" http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/news/20140610/many-stds-may-go-undiagnosed-us-report-finds

"24,000 U.S. women become infertile every year from undiagnosed STIs" http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/24-000-us-women-become-infertile-every-year-from-undiagnosed-stis/274666/

"Relationships between perceived STD-related stigma, STD-related shame and STD screening among a household sample of adolescents" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4334654/

Topics in this Podcast: relationships, STDs, women in tech, sex, health