Sexual Health Profile Image

Sexual Health

Sexual health deals with issues such as unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and safer sex practices.

Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are contracted during unprotected sex and their symptoms vary widely. You can reduce the risk by practising safe sex, through the use of condoms.

However, as condoms do not offer 100% protection, a better option is for a couple to be in a monogamous and faithful relationship. 

Common STIs

  • HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Genital warts

If you suspect that you have an infection, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It is important to treat STIs early to reduce complications and stop the spread of infection to others.

To look after your reproductive health, visit your doctor regularly. Practise family planning so you'll never have to deal with an unwanted pregnancy or about passing an infection to your child.

Read this post for more information on STD screening in Singapore.

Sub-Topics

HIV Profile Image
HIV

26 Answers | 24K Views

View guide posts
Urology Profile Image
Urology

117 Answers | 52K Views

View guide posts
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Whatsapp
How cancer and treatment affect sexual desire The most common cancer treatments are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. These treatments, as well as the cancer itself, can have temporary or permanent effects on a person’s sexuality by changing: ...
24 Jan 2020

Urologist Reveals 7 Reasons For Male Infertility and the Treatments Available

Urologist Reveals 7 Reasons For Male Infertility and the Treatments Available

When a man consistently fails to impregnate a fertile woman, he may be suffering from what is known as male infertility. In infertility cases, 40-50% of them are due to male infertility. About 7% of men from all over the world suffer from it.

I am Dr Lee Fang Jann, a urologist with a subspecialty in male fertility at StarMed Specialist Centre. Over my years of practice, I have come across many men troubled with various causes for their infertility. Hear from me as I share about male fertility trends, the common reasons and the treatments available.

106 views 24 Jan 2020

8 Causes of Testicular Pain Explained by a Urologist

8 Causes of Testicular Pain Explained by a Urologist

Testicular pain is a sensitive topic, as not all men are open to talk about such a personal issue.

However, as there has been an increase in sexual awareness when it comes to urological diseases, more men are willing to come forward when they have these issues.

The testicles, commonly referred to as the "family jewels", are important and delicate organs that should not be ignored when one feels any pain or discomfort down south.

There are many different conditions that cause testicular pain. Worryingly, the symptoms are so similar that it is crucial for one to head to the doctor.

In this article, I will discuss the 8 different types of conditions that may cause pain in the testicles.

152 views 22 Jan 2020
Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei
"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"
Whatsapp
Vasectomy involves cutting off a segment of the right and left vas deferens thus disrupting the transport of the sperms from the respective testicle to the prostate gland. This would result in the sperms never reaching the semen that a man ejaculates. This has no effect on a man&r...
20 Jan 2020

Anonymous HIV Tests in Singapore: Where, How and Costs

Anonymous HIV Tests in Singapore: Where, How and Costs

You are likely to have heard of HIV before. Or perhaps you are sexually active and wonder if you are HIV-positive. Although there is no cure for HIV, people are reluctant to get tested mainly due to the social stigma surrounding people with not only HIV but other STDs as well.

HIV is a virus that negatively affects the immune system, thus increasing your risk of other diseases and infections. However, without diagnosing and treatments, the infection will progress to an advanced disease stage of HIV called AIDS.

If you want to get tested for HIV but want to keep it under wraps, I have good news for you -- anonymous HIV testing is available.

234 views 15 Jan 2020
Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei
"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"
Whatsapp
The symptoms of prostatitis can range from perineal pain or discomfort to pain during ejaculation to lower urinary tract symptoms eg slow stream, frequency and urgency of urination. It is difficult to differentiate fungal UTI from bacterial UTI. Most STD in men would present with...
13 Jan 2020
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
Whatsapp
Why vaginal infections happen Vaginal infections in women are relatively common. Most women will have at least one vaginal infection in their lifetime. This can be bacterial, fungal and viral . All these vaginal infections arise when the natural vaginal pH (mildly acidic) chan...
6 Jan 2020
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
Whatsapp
Most of the time it is usually due to the vagina being too dry and not well-lubricated enough. This is easily resolved by using vaginal lubricants or engaging in more foreplay prior to penile penetration. For some women, it could be due to sexual and performance anxiety leadin...
2 Jan 2020
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Whatsapp
In my clinical practice, I have come across quite a number of patients who become extremely worried and anxious after being diagnosed with herpes infection. Oftentimes, the anxiety is fuelled by misinformation. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HS...
2 Jan 2020
Yes, women with a history of herpes can start a family provided proper treatment has been given. If she had genital herpes before getting pregnant or if infected early in pregnancy , the chance of the baby being infected is very low . Neonatal herpes is a very rare but serious vir...
1 Jan 2020
Not the question you're looking for? ask your own question now FOR FREE.

TOPIC STATS

Q&A LEADERBOARD

Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR CONSULTATION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL

GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOUR CONSULTATION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS

WILL GET

TO YOU

SHORTLY.

MESSAGES TO