Spot­light on safer sex

Good Health (Australia) - - Sexual Health -

Un­pro­tected sex with your reg­u­lar part­ner will only be safe as long as you are both only hav­ing sex with each other. Tak­ing pre­cau­tions to avoid catch­ing an STI is crit­i­cal, as it can re­sult in se­ri­ous health prob­lems. An STI is a sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted in­fec­tion which is passed on through sex­ual con­tact or the ex­change of bod­ily flu­ids.

Find­ing out you have an STI can be quite a shock and ex­tremely stress­ful. Be­com­ing aware of the dif­fer­ent in­fec­tions and what to do if you have un­safe sex or no­tice any symp­toms is vi­tal. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doc­tor or search on­line for your near­est sex­ual health clinic.

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