Monday, September 10

Sexually Transmitted Infections, STI's


Sexually Transmitted Infections, STI's
Below are some facts on common sexual problems, sexual health screening, contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

• Chlamydia
• Genital herpes
• Genital warts
• Gonorrhoea
• HIV (AIDS)
• Human papilloma virus (HPV)
• Non-specific urethritis (NSU)
• Pubic lice
• Scabies
• Syphilis
• Thrush
• Trichomonas vaginalis are some of the sexually transmitted infections.

Sexual Problems That Can Follow STI's

• Erectile dysfunction
• Female sexual dysfunction
• Impotence
• Painful intercourse
• Premature ejaculation
• Vaginismus

Sexual Health Screening

Getting screened for sexually transmitted infections is easy and can prevent health complications for you and your sexual partners. People who engage in sexual intercourse with more than one partner should go for Sexual health screening.

Contraception

Combined contraceptive pill, Condoms, Contraceptive implant, Contraceptive injection, Contraceptive patch, Diaphragm and cap and Contraceptive vaginal ring, Emergency contraception, Intrauterine device (IUD), Intrauterine system (IUS), Natural family planning, Progestogen-only pill and Sterilisation are some of the commonly available contraceptive measures available today.

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