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Our Bodies Have Built-In STD Protection

The human body is an amazing thing. We're able to heal ourselves, clean ourselves, and now, new proteins have been discovered that show we can protect ourselves as well.

Scientists have recently discovered a protein in women's bodies that acts as a protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The findings were published in the journal Science, and state that this particular protein is different than any other infections fighting protein in our bodies.

Rather than protecting us from infections after we've already been exposed to a virus or infection, this protein is produced regularly and its levels change based on our menstrual cycle.

Researchers are hoping that this new information will aid in figuring out whether women may be more or less likely to get HIV, HPV, or other diseases.

Just because this discovery has been made, however, does not mean that you should be less careful during sex!

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Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.
Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

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