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Sexual Health 101

Sexual health is a big part of life. It can affect and is affected by other aspects of health. This includes physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Being in good sexual health means you are well informed, careful, and respectful to yourself and others. It also means enjoying yourself sexually in a way you are comfortable with. 

It can sometimes be a bit of a taboo subject for many patients, however it is a highly important aspect of your health and well being, and if any infections go untreated this can cause further damaging health issues. 

Here at CP Medical Clinic – our specialists can conduct a variety of sexual health tests which include consultation with the doctor who will take the sample and follow up with a personal phone call at your convenience to discuss your results. 

If you are sexually active, it’s important you visit a doctor regularly to have sexual health checks, even if you feel nervous about it. Remember that you’re not alone in feeling this way. At your appointment you’ll be able to discuss your sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. 

Sexual health checks can involve: 

– Tests – e.g. for STIs, pap smears (for women), or sexual dysfunction.

– Discussing contraception– including long term contraception options

– Reproductive issues 

 

What are the consequences of poor sexual health? 

Poor sexual health can lead to a host of adverse consequences. Coercion, and also a lack of education or sexual health resources can lead to unintended pregnancy and STIs. Failing to communicate with doctors can also cause long-term physical health consequences. An unknown, untreated STI can cause the disease to spread, and even cause permanent health issues in the patient. Being unable to communicate in sexual and romantic relationships can cause emotional pain and distress, and severely impact the quality of someone’s life. 

For any enquiries, email us today at [email protected] or call us at 020 7589 8776

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