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Protect from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Conversations about sexual health and education may often be avoided and uneasy to discuss, but it is important to be aware of the dangers that come with unprotected sex or poor sexual hygiene.


When having sexual intercourse, it is advisable for your partner to wear a condom. This forms a barrier between both parties and will prevent sexual fluid from entering, reducing your chances of contracting STDs. This is true even if you are on contraceptive pills, in your reproductive years. Condom is also a way of contraception, though not foolproof.

Get yourself screened for STDs

Get yourself screened when you have a new partner or multiple partners. Though using a condom every time you have sex can reduce your chance of getting an infection, it may not offer total protection. As a result, to practice monogamy as a couple is a better option to avoid STDs.

Since prevention of STDs may not always be possible, you should get STD screening once in a while to ensure that you are at the pink of your sexual health. It is also a good opportunity to speak to your doctor and clarify any questions you have about sexual health practices.

Take Charge 

  • Practice safe sex. Decrease the risk of STDs by using condoms correctly.
  • Discuss with your partner about prior sexual activity.
  • Seek medical help right away if you think you have been exposed to an STD or if you have symptoms.
  • Engage in a healthy relationship. Avoid abusive and disrespectful relationships

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