Frequently Asked Questions by Women
How can I avoid sexually transmitted diseases?
Practicing safe sex using condoms or other forms of protection and regular screenings are the best ways to prevent STDs. It is also important to get vaccinated for HPV and Hepatitis B to reduce the risk of contracting these infections.
Take time with each new acquaintance to make sure you agree on what constitutes safe sex before proceeding. Additionally, do not neglect your annual gynecological check-up and get frequent tests for STDs if you have multiple partners.
Is a single unprotected sexual encounter enough to contract a sexually transmitted disease?
The truth is that a single unprotected sexual encounter is enough to contract an STD. While condoms can reduce the risk of transmission, they are not 100% effective. Obviously, the likelihood of sexually transmitted diseases increases as the number of partners increases. That's why it's important to get tested regularly and practice safe sex methods.
What should I do if I think I have an STD?
If you think you have an STD, it is important to visit a doctor for examination and treatment. Some sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be treated with antibiotics, while others, like herpes and HIV, can be managed with medication. Remember, early detection and treatment can prevent serious health complications.
Will my partner know if I have an STD?
Most sexually transmitted diseases can be managed with medication, and it is important to inform your sexual partners if you have been diagnosed with an STD so that they can also get tested and treated. Have open and honest communication with your sexual partners about your sexual health and practice safe sex together to reduce the risk of transmission.
Can STDs affect my fertility?
Some STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if untreated, which can lead to infertility in women of reproductive age. It is important to get tested and treated for STDs to prevent PID and other complications that may affect your fertility.
How can we help you?
If you have symptoms that you believe may be from a sexually transmitted disease, if you think you may have come into contact with an STD, if you want to be informed about them before becoming sexually active, or if you want to get vaccinated against HPV, it is important to visit us. Knowledge about the modes of transmission and the specific characteristics of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as regular check-ups, are the most important elements to enjoy sex while prioritizing your health.