By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: January 11, 2024

Practice Pearl: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Midlife Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing in all age groups. And, contrary to the common assumption that older women are not sexually active or are in mutually monogamous relationships, a high proportion of people remain sexually active throughout their lifespans.

Treatment of STIs is guided by the CDC STI Treatment Guidelines from 2021, which provides evidence-based prevention and diagnostic and treatment recommendations for the most common STIs. Dr. Elizabeth Micks from the University of Washington in Seattle provides a useful table outlining these treatments in the Practice Pearl, Sexually Transmitted Infections in Midlife Women.

The Menopause Society members may earn free continuing medical education (CME) credits or certificates of participation for reading Practice Pearls and completing brief evaluations. Each Practice Pearl will offer CME credit and, depending on content, pharmacotherapeutics hours. Practice Pearl CME credits are available for 1 year after release date. To read Practice Pearls with available CME, log in and go to the online CME section of The Society’s website