Sexual Wellness

Sexual Wellness

Safe Sex Is Better Sex

Sexual health is the ability of women and men to enjoy and express their sexuality and to do so free from risk of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, coercion, violence and discrimination. 

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Sexual Wellness

Safe Sex Is Better Sex

Sexual health is the ability of women and men to enjoy and express their sexuality and to do so free from risk of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, coercion, violence and discrimination. 

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  • What is sexual health?

    Sexual health is the ability of women and men to enjoy and express their sexuality and to do so free from risk of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, coercion, violence and discrimination. 

  • What is a Sexually transmitted disease (STD/STI)?

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are transmitted primarily through the exchange of body fluids during sexual intercourse.

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    Is a urinary tract infection (UTI) the same as a sexually transmitted infection? 

    A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. UTIs are generally not transmitted through sexual contact but rather through contamination of the urethra by bacteria from the anus, dirty hands, or skin. The bacteria then migrate to the rest of the urinary system. 

    What are the common sexually transmitted diseases?

    • Common sexually transmitted infections include;
    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhea
    • Syphilis
    • Herpes
    • Trichomoniasis 
    • HIV/AIDS

  • Do I have a Sexually Transmitted Illness?

    • Sexually transmitted diseases have a variety of signs and symptoms.
    • Men may have signs and symptoms including;
    • Painful urination
    • Pus-like discharge from the opening of the penis
    • Swelling of the penile tip
    • Testicular pain/swelling
    • Ulcers/sores on the genitalia
    • Penile warts
    • women may notice;
    • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
    • Painful urination and intercourse
    • Sores/ulcers on the genital organs
    • Warts on the genital organs or other parts of the body
    • Some individuals may also experience fever and generalize body weakness.

  • Am I at risk of getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

    • The chances of contracting STIs are increased by;
    • Having unprotected sex.
    • Having multiple sexual partners.
    • Previous history of STIs in a partner.
    • Being a victim of sexual abuse rape.
    • Drug and substance abuse.
    • People with compromised immunity such as persons living with HIV/AIDS have an increased risk of contracting other STIs.

  • How are Sexually Transmitted Infections tested?

    After the initial doctor’s consultation, a sample of blood or urine may be obtained to test for sexually transmitted infection. A swab of urethral or vaginal discharge may also be tested for various infections.

    comprehensive STD screening is recommended regularly for those who are sexually active to safeguard their sexual health.

  • Are Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatable?

    Most STDs are easily treatable using medications depending on the cause. The treatment should however be taken correctly by both partners. Some STDs like HIV/AIDs have no known treatment yet but are managed by use of antiretroviral medications to minimize risks of related complications. Talk to a doctor for further guidance.

  • Are Sexually transmitted Infections preventable?

    STIs can be prevented through safe sexual practices such as the use of condoms and avoiding multiple sexual partners, and regular screening and treatment for all involved partners.

  • Can STDs Lead To Cancer?

    Some sexually transmitted diseases such as human papiloma virus are responsible for a number of cancers including; cervical cancer,anal cancer and penile cancer.Cervical cancer is one of the leading cancers among women and as such a regular screening for all sexually active women is recommended for early diagnosis and treatment.

    Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine is recommended for teenage girls and young adults aged 9 to 26 years preferable before sexual debut to minimize the risk of cervical cancer.2 types of vaccine have been approved for use are are usually given as 2 doses 6 months apart.

    Other STDs associated with increased risk for cancer include Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDs.Chronic hepatitis B and C may predispose to liver cancer whereas HIV/AIDs has been associated with a number of cancers.It is advisable to talk to a doctor if you have notice any associated symptoms.

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What is the Ponea Health sexual wellness experience?

    The Ponea Health e-commerce platform offers a one-stop point for comprehensive sexual wellness. Book a vetted doctor to talk about your sexual health conveniently and discreetly at the comfort of your home, hotel, or office. Opt for a real-time teleconsult or have a physical home doctor visit to talk about your sexual health. Get your samples collected for testing and medications delivered at the comfort of your home.

  • What is Ponea Health Price comparison?

    Ponea Health is an aggregator of various health services and providers that work in tandem to guarantee holistic patient care. Through the Ponea Health e-commerce platform, you are able to compare an array of vetted providers such as doctors, laboratories, and imaging centers offering similar services at different price points and locations. This allows you to select one within your budget and at your convenience.

  • Do I have to visit a hospital to get my lab samples taken?

    Through the Ponea Health mobile phlebotomy services, you can get your samples conveniently collected by a vetted professional at the comfort of your home, office, or hotel . The short turnaround times for sample processing and dispatch of results to both yourself and the doctor guarantees prompt diagnosis and treatment.

  • How do I get my medications?

    Ponea Health e-pharmacy platform is a 24-hour service that is dedicated to delivering medication promptly and conveniently to your home or preferred pick-up point. Through the upload prescription functionality, you can submit your prescription and get your medication delivered right to your doorstep.

  • What do the ratings on my doctor mean?

    Doctors on the Ponea Health e-commerce platform are rated based on a combination of their qualifications, continuous professional advancement and overall patient satisfaction. This guarantees you get the highest attainable level of care.

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