Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Women) – free eBook

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Women) Preview Download (free) “The aims of this book is to shed light onto how STIs or STDs affect women and their sexual health and well-being. We hope to use this book as a guide to educate our readers on the importance of early STD screening.  My doctors and I encourage female patients to discuss their problems fully without ignoring even the minutest discomfort as there are several STD infections that do not show any obvious symptoms.  Hence,...

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Long term contraception

Nowadays, there are a variety of contraceptive methods available. However, in this topic we will be covering the options for long term contraception (LTC). Please check out our previous article on general contraceptive methods.   So why use long term contraception? Firstly LTC has a comparable success rate to the short term options such as the pill. Secondly once the LTC has been put into place it provides effective action for up to 5 years, which means that remembering to take pills everyday is a thing of the past. Thirdly, these methods...

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Can ultrasound be used during fertility assessment?

The simple answer is yes. There is a role for ultrasound but it is not the only investigation used during fertility assessment. However, for the scope of this article I will concentrate on the uses of ultrasound. Firstly ultrasound can be used as a basic imaging assessment to screen for abnormalities of female reproductive organs. A transvaginal ultrasound can be performed to visualise the cervix, uterus, uterus lining (endometrium), and ovaries. Should there be any obvious abnormality such as anatomical variants (e.g. bicornuate uterus,...

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Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning is the most common imaging tool used for monitoring the growth and progress of your baby. From the several scans that will be performed over your pregnancy the medical team can identify your baby’s growth pattern and gender, as well as certain genetic abnormalities. The very first time you will receive a scan will usually be at the 6-8 week mark. This scan will be a transvaginal scan (the probe will be inserted into the vagina to get a better view of the uterus). At this stage we can...

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STD Symptoms in Receptive Anal Sex

    It is possible to get infection such as HPV in the Anus even if you do not have anal sex. This article will focus on what kind of STD symptoms can get if you do have anal sex regardless of whether you are a man or woman. This includes allowing your partner to insert his penis into the anus, allowing your partner to use his/her mouth on the anus, allowing your partner to insert any objects into the anus including fingers and sex toys. Symptoms can basically be divided into 3 groups: 1. Anal Symptoms – Discharge,...

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