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How Women Should Protect Themselves from Disease

How Women Should Protect Themselves from Disease

Most people are aware that sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) exist but they don’t understand how dangerous they are. STD’s can cause heart disease, brain damage and cancer. The most frightening thing about sexually transmitted diseases is that you can have one without any symptoms. Most people that have one aren’t even aware. That’s why it’s important to protect yourself. Start with a trip to an office for gynecology in Boston. 

Get Tested

Getting tested is the first step to ensure your sexual well-being. There is not one test that can determine all STD’s so the best route is to speak to a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology in Boston. Honestly answer all questions. This will allow the doctor to order the correct tests for your situation.

It’s extremely important for you to get tested if; 

  1. If you have been having sex and not using a condom. 
  2. If you have multiple partners or a new partner. 
  3. If you are pregnant. 
  4. If you have shared needles or drug injection objects. 

The most common sexually transmitted diseases are chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B&C, syphilis, HIV and gonorrhea. After your disease is diagnosed you can begin treatment.

Protect Yourself

Protecting yourself from disease is easy. Do not have vaginal, oral or anal sex. If you do choose to be sexually active it helps if you practice monogamy. This mean having sex with only one person. But make sure you and your partner have been tested before having sex. Using condoms is another option not only for vaginal sex but also for oral and anal sex. Condoms are also one of many birth control options. Staying sober helps in that you will make better choices. If you are on drugs or alcohol you could make poor decisions when it comes to sex. Some of these decisions can also lead to an unplanned pregnancy. 

Get Vaccinated

Vaccinations are available for Hepatitis B and The Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The Boston Abortion Clinic is available to answer any questions you may have regarding protecting yourself from disease. Call us today! 

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