Sexual Health Brisbane
Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships (WHO 2008d).
At Top Health Doctors, we provide counseling and comprehensive treatment for a range of conditions related to sexual health. This includes sexually transmitted disease, painful sex, intercourse bleeding and lack of sexual fulfillment for women. As for men, we offer medical care for sexually transmitted disease, erectile problems, premature ejaculation, lack of libido and the lack of sexual fulfillment.
Causes of sexually transmissible Infections (STI)
Sexually transmitted infections can be caused by Bacteria (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia), Parasites (trichomoniasis) and Viruses (human papillomavirus, genital herpes, HIV)
Sexual activity plays a role in spreading many other infectious agents, although it’s possible to be infected without sexual contact e.g. sharing of contaminated needles.
Common types of STI’s include Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Genital Warts or Human papiloma virus (HPV) which may also cause cervical cancer in women.
Your sexual health relies on shared prevention with your partner. STI (Sexually Transmissible Infection) are passed on through sexual contact or the exchange of body fluids.
Many people who have an STI don’t have any obvious symptoms or signs. So it’s important you get the facts about how they are spread and always have safe sex.
Regular screening is advisable for early detection and appropriate management of these infections.
It’s a good idea to have a STI test if
You think you might have a STI.
You have had unprotected sex, that is, without a condom or dam – including vaginal, oral and anal sex.
You have had a condom break or if it falls off during sex.
Your partner has another sexual partner or has had previous sexual partners.
You have shared injecting equipment.
You are starting a new sexual relationship.
In addition, screening test for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Syphilis are mandatory in pregnant women, during the first prenatal visit. Screening test for Hepatitis C is also recommended during pregnancy.
We also offer comprehensive services for our patients’ contraception needs.
This can range from selecting the most appropriate oral contraceptive pill to insertion and removal of Mirena IUD and Implanon.
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