WELFARE - SEXUAL HEALTH

Your sexual health is a vital part of your overall health!

If you are sexually active you need to be aware of how to stay safe. There are many methods of birth-control to reduce the risk undesired pregnancy, including male and female condoms, contraceptive pills, contraceptive implants, IUDs/IUSs, and more.


However, there are more consequences to unsafe sex than pregnancy. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are not to be taken lightly they can have devastating effects. For example, an untreated infection may result in infertility, severe pain, worsening infection, increased risk of certain cancers amongst other long term effects. It’s important to use condoms to decrease the risk of diseases gonorrhoea, chlamydia, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, etc.


It’s also important to get tested regularly for STIs. There’s multiple myths around STI testing but there’s no reason to worry. Test procedures are completely painless and are often free. For more advice follow these links, or visit/call AIT’s health care centre.


http://spunout.ie/health/article/what-to-expect-at-an-sti-clinic


http://www.sexualhealthcentre.com/


http://www.thinkcontraception.ie/