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How to Avoid Sexual Infections in Women
Jun 17, 2016
How to Avoid Sexual Infections in Women

Women get prone to diseases very easily to infectious disease. Sexual Transmitted Infections are transmitted from one body to the other through sexual contact.  People can get this Sexual Transmitted Infection by sexual intercourse, contact with bodily fluids like sperm, saliva, blood, and vaginal discharge.  Sexual Transmitted Infections can also be transmitted through skin, but very rarely.  The important infections are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Genital and anal warts, Trichomoniasis, Hepatitis B, Genital Herpes, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS and Pubic lice.

How to prevent STI’s?

The best way to prevent STI’s entering our body is to use condom.  After the consummation period if the sperm remains in the condom itself then there won’t be any infections transmitted to other person. In most of cases this preventive measure is not taken due to lack of awareness, so infections get transmitted to other person.  Even though condom is used sometimes it may tear out and as per studies most of the men don’t like to use condom. The STI’s also due to rape in most of the cases especially gang rapes
Symptoms of STI’s

STI’s do not show up their symptoms in most of people.  That is why most of the women leave untreated until and unless they become health complication.  Unknowingly people with STI’s infect other through sexual contact.  The symptoms of STI’s are as follows. 

  • More vaginal discharge than usual.
  • Pain with urinating or urinating very less volume.
  • Irritation and itching in vagina.
  • Abdominal and pelvis pains while and after having sex.
  • Abnormal blood loss after sex or between menstruations.
  • Abdominal pain and signs of fever.
  • Ulcers, warts, blisters on the vagina, anus, mouth.
  • Pain in throat.

Give your blood samples to test for any STI’s in your body.  Each infection mentioned above due to sexual contact is very dangerous. If neglected will need to pay huge fines for diseases associated with those infections.  These symptoms vary with each type of STI. 

Tests for STI’s

As there are many infections listed as STIs even tests are more.  If you see any of the aforementioned symptoms make sure to consult doctor for immediate check-up and examination.  Depending on symptoms doctor will suggest you what test to undergo and this is called STI screening. 

The tests include:

  • Pelvic and physical exam
  • Blood sample
  • Urine sample
  • Fluid and tissue samples

Health problems with STI’s

Each STI has different symptoms, caused due to different viruses and bacteria the health problems with STIs also vary.  If proper treatment is not given to STIs, it can be tuned into cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, pregnancy problems, spreading of infection to other parts of body, damage of organs, and sometimes if the infection is too worsened death.

Most of the STIs if found in the early stages or later to the early stage are curable, but few STIs are very dangerous that they result in HIV.  If left untreated for longer time an STI may put you at greater risk of getting prone to HIV.  Repetitive sexual participations can sometimes lead to infections with other STIs, which sometimes may include HIV.

It is very important for women to be strong enough sexually as she has to give birth to her baby.   Here are few preventive measures that will help you prevent sexual infections in long run.

1.     Don’t get into unprotected sex

There is misconception that men who had an active sex life are carriers of STD virus.  Who knows even your partner may be one who is a carrier of such STD without him being aware of it.  The virus causing STD can remain slumbering for years.  The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one such virus that remains slumbering for years.  In such cases it will be passed onto you if you have unprotected sex with your partner.  So in order to get rid of such conditions make sure to use a condom from very start to very end of sex activity.

2.     Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is the best thing you can do to avoid most of the infections.  Lack of water intake can result in UTI or Urinary Tract Infection.  UTI is most commonly seen in women.  Drinking lots of water and continuously discharging urine can helps in pushing out infection in the form of urine.  UTI neglected can result in vaginal infections.  You can get rid of UTIs by simply drinking more water and cleaning the privates after consummation.

3.     Stay clean and healthy

As infections are the other name for spreading diseases it is of primary importance to stay in a healthy environment.  Try to keep yourself neat and clean.  Maintain own safety-kit.  Makes sure it contains tissues and hand washes.  Whenever you visit the washroom clean your hands.  Don’t turn up for public toilets as they are places where most of the infectious diseases spread.

4.     Regular check-ups

Getting regular health check-ups is a very good idea.  For every six months make sure to go through a pap-smear test.  This can help you get rid of cancer of cervix.  Educate yourself about these sexual infections. 

5.     Seek advice

If you want to be aware of how these infections actually spread in deal you can consult a specialist and you visit a gynecologist who can advise you on how to have a healthy sex without any infections. 

There is a great need for women to educate themselves and other women about these sexual infections to reduce rate of women who are getting prone to these infectious diseases. It is better to take counseling about how these infections spread even before getting married, which is called as pre-marital counseling.



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