Welcome to Baxter’s Bites Week 3 – Sexual Health
Anyone who is sexually active can catch a sexually transmitted infection.
Many STI’s have no symptoms even though the infection exists and some have symptoms that appear and then disappear.
Warnings signs to look out for are:
- Discharge from the penis or vagina or unusual vaginal bleeding.
- Rashes, sores, blisters, itchiness, lumps or pain in the genital area.
- Burning sensation when urinating or the need to urinate more often.
- Pain during sex.
- Use a condom every time you have sex. Condoms are the only form of contraception to protect you against STI’s and unplanned pregnancy at the same time.
- If you’ve had unprotected sex and think you may be at risk you should seek medical attention even if you don’t have any symptoms.
(Rowland pharmacy 2017)
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