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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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STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. This means they are most often -- but not exclusively -- spread by sexual intercourse. STDs can include bacterial, viral and parasitic infection. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Viral STDs include HIV, genital herpes, genital warts...
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The relationship between sex and mood problems can be complicated and there are many types [1] . First, most people who are depressed tend to have a decrease in appetite, weight loss and decreased interest in sex. Once their mood improves, their interest in sex may also be r...
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There are 2 types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) -- HSV type 1 and 2 [1] . HSV type 1 is the main cause of cold sores or oral herpes infection, although it can also cause genital ulcers. HSV type 2 is the main cause of genital infection, although it can also cause cold sore...
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HIV cannot survive for long outside the body. Environmental factors influence the survival of the virus and these include the: temperature, pH, sunlight, and humidity. The HIV virus can be detected in the environment outside of the body for several days. However...
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What is HIV? HIV is caused by an infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus . This virus attacks a type of immune cell – the CD4 lymphocyte – in the body, leading to a fall in the CD4 count, and thus a weakened immune system. According to the CDC, HIV can be div...
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Pre‐ejaculate is a clear mucus-like fluid produced by accessory sex glands called Cowper glands that are expressed on sexual stimulation into the urethra. Cowper glands (also known as bulbourethral glands) are pea-size glands located below the prostate. Pre‐ejaculate volume may r...
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This is a common complaint at the clinic; many women do experience difficulty in having an orgasm when they have partnered sex. Many have problems with sexual arousal or sensation. 'Directed masturbation' is the preferred treatment method and in principle, involves education, self...
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Low testosterone levels can be associated with lower sex drive and fatigue. This is known as testosterone deficiency (TD), loosely termed andropause. Unlike women who have a sudden drop in estrogens when they reach menopause, this is not the case in men. Men with TD have a gradua...
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Although there are many nutritional supplements purported to improve egg quality, many do not have sufficient scientific data to support its claims. More recent data has shown some support for use of DHEA ( a type of precursor steroid hormone ) for women with diminished o...
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Yes, that is possible. This is because every woman is born with a fixed reserve of eggs in each ovary from birth. This starts at about 2 million eggs at birth and will gradually decrease over time . The egg reserve will be at about 300,000-500,000 eggs by the time puberty starts, b...
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