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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.

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This can be best differentiated with a simple vaginal swab culture . A vaginal swab test is a test done by taking samples of secretions in the vagina with a device that looks similar to a cotton bud. With the secretions attached, the swab is then sent to a laboratory for further ...
15 Sep 2019
Contact tracing is the process of identifying relevant contacts of a person with an infectious disease and ensuring that they are aware of their exposure. For sexually transmitted infections (STIs), relevant contacts include those with whom the patient (index case) has had s...
15 Sep 2019
A yellowish-green colored vaginal discharge does sound like a possible vaginal infection. The possible types of vaginal infections are: [1] Candidal Vulvovaginitis. Patients suffering from Candidal Vulvovaginitis often observe itching, burning, white discharge and stin...
5 Sep 2019
Pre-ejaculate (also commonly known as precum) is a clear fluid secreted by glands in the urethra, during sexual arousal before ejaculation Pre-ejaculate is an alkaline fluid containing numerous enzymes and mucus but no sperm. Despite this lack of sperm, any fluid from the peni...
4 Sep 2019
As both types of "bleeding" can occur around your expected menstrual period, this is why some women may find it difficult to differentiate between the two. What makes matters more confusing is that women's menstrual bleeding can vary vastly. Implantation bleeding tends to be lig...
3 Sep 2019
The withdrawal method during sex is also known as Coitus Interruptus . It refers to the practice of withdrawing the penis from the vagina and away from a woman's private parts before ejaculation. The ultimate aim of this birth control method is to prevent sperm from entering the va...
1 Sep 2019
For a couple to be able to conceive, the man would have to be able to: 1. Have an erection hard enough for vaginal penetration 2. Ejaculate while his penis is inside the vagina 3. Have sperm in his semen. If a man is able to perform steps 1 and 2, we will do a semen analy...
28 Aug 2019
Please see a doctor to discuss the issue. I would first want to confirm the diagnosis of Trichomoniasis is accurate by a history, examination and possible review of the investigations results, and if so, review risk factors and possibility of persistent exposure to risk factors or r...
13 Aug 2019
Any new lumps or bumps that you notice on the penis or on the foreskin should be evaluated by a doctor. If these lesions appear after a sexual encounter, the chance of STD is there. Make a trip down to see a urologist if you are concerned.
13 Aug 2019
This can be easily diagnosed. Just send a sample of your urine and a swab of your vagina to the laboratory to test for infection if any. Depending on the results, your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. It can either be anti-fungal or antibiotic (for bact...
2 Aug 2019
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