Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). My health care provider (HCP) prescribed me antibiotics. Now I feel horny, does this mean my infection has cleared up?

Updated 23 July 2021 under Ask Us.

It’s important to mention that anyone who’s ever had sexual contact can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STIs affect individuals of all ages, regions, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels. […]

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I went to my doctor to get tested for chlamydia, turns out, I have it. My doctor prescribed me some medication that I took while I had my period. Is it OK that I took the medicine while I had my period?

Updated 25 January 2021 under Ask Us.

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and it’s actually super common. It is one of the most commonly transmitted STIs. Chlamydia is a little tricky, so it’s really important […]

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I had sex for the first time recently and I think I’ve got an STI. Besides my regular doctor or hospital, who else could I go see? A friend said the county health unit. Could I go without one of my parents? I’m not ready to confess to them yet.

Updated 6 January 2021 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. Some people find it easier to go see a different health care provider to deal with concerns related to sex, such as a sexually transmitted infection […]

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I really want to get pregnant. The only problem is, I haven’t had my first period yet and I am worried about getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Is it possible to get pregnant (even if I haven’t had my period yet), while protecting myself from STIs?

Updated 2 October 2020 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. It is totally possible for a young woman to become pregnant without having her first period. This is because during ovulation a mature egg is […]

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I am fifteen years old. Is it possible to get a free STI (sexually transmitted infection) test at a women’s health clinic?

Updated 20 March 2020 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every year there are about 20 million newly diagnosed people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) living in […]

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I have a lot of itching in my pubic hair only. What could it be?

Updated 31 October 2017 under Ask Us.

Itchiness around your pubic hair area is usually caused by an allergic (skin) reaction to something you have come in contact with such as clothing, certain soaps, lotions or deodorant […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Updated 20 November 2019 under Health Guides.

Deciding to have a sexual relationship is a big deal for everyone for many reasons, including the possible risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection and/or becoming pregnant. What are […]

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Dental Dams

Updated 21 December 2021 under Health Guides.

Dental dams are used as a barrier during oral sex. Oral sex is a sexual act that involves the mouth, lips or tongue and a penis, vagina, anus or genital […]

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I recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Now I have pimples next to my private parts and I am seeing yellow discharge. What could be the cause for these issues and what should I do?

Updated 24 July 2017 under Ask Us.

Any time you have unprotected sex, you are at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease(s). “Pimples” can be due to ingrown hairs, irritation from shaving, something your skin came […]

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Sexual Health and Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) Recipients

Updated 13 October 2021 under Health Guides.

You may be thinking about what it means to be involved in a sexual relationship. It’s normal to think about sex and have sexual feelings; however, there are many things […]

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