Trichomoniasis The protozoa infection (Trichomonas vaginalis) – the treatment is with antibiotics. Women – infection of the vagina and the surrounding organs that could lead to cystitis. Among women, the disease is usually discovered on a routine PAPA test. Men – it causes a light urethra infection, and sometimes it could result in bacterial urethritis.… Continue reading Good to know: all about trichomoniasis and gonorrhea
Withdrawal method What is the Withdrawal method? (lat. coitus interruptus) When a man pulls out his penis before ejaculation; Theoretically, this is a way of avoiding the entrance of sperm into the vagina, but more exactly, this only reduces the risk of pregnancy and sexually spread diseases because sperm can be located in the pre-sperm… Continue reading Which is more efficient?
The fertile period is the period of a menstrual cycle where fertilization of the ovary unit may occur. The fertile period lasts about five days before and three days after ovulation (with the presence of spermatozoids). The menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of the period until the last day before the following… Continue reading Things you need to know about fertility
Contraceptive sponge What is a contraceptive sponge? It is a small sponge made from polyurethane and filled with spermicidal; They have a thread for easy removal; Before insertion, they have to be moistened and they are applied 24h before the sexual intercourse; It has to be removed six hours after the intercourse; if it stays… Continue reading Contraception advice: contraceptive sponge and the day after pill
Fertilization marks the entry of spermatozoids into the ovary unit. When the spermatozoid fertilizes the ovary unit, it has 46 chromosomes (23 from spermatozoids and 23 from the ovum). This is the most important event in the reproduction process. The chromosomes bear genetic data for the development of a new organism, including the sex of… Continue reading Things you need to know about pregnancy and sterilization
Syphilis A bacterial infection (Treponema pallidum) – treatment is by antibiotics. If not treated, this disease may be lethal. Although it has been spread throughout the whole world, syphilis became less frequent with the introduction of penicillin in the 1940s. Nowadays, this disease rarely enters its third stadium. Pregnant women that carry syphilis may transmit… Continue reading All you need to know about Syphilis and Hepatitis
Woman’s sexual organ Women’s outer sexual organ is the pudendum. It is composed of big and little vulvas. In between, on the upper side is the clitoris, and below it is the external part of the urine pipe, followed by a bigger opening – leading to the uterus, and the beginning of the uterus. The… Continue reading Did you know this about sexual organs?
A viral infection (Human papillomavirus) – the therapy is for reducing the symptoms. There are more than 70 different types of HPV, from which types 16, 18, 31, and 33 are proved to be the cause of pre-malignant and malignant changes in the uterus – which makes this disease potentially lethal to women. Malignant changes… Continue reading Advice about HPV
What is a contraceptive strip? • 4.5cm long weekly strips containing hormones; it is stuck to the skin in order to prevent pregnancy • It is used for one week, and replaced on the last day of the week, three weeks in a row; the strip is not applied on the fourth week • It… Continue reading Did you hear about the contraceptive strips?
Menstrual cycle Between the first period (menarche) and the last period (menopause), a woman’s fertility is regulated with the menstrual cycle. At an interval of approximately 4 weeks on the ovary, the unit matures under the influence of follicular-stimulation hormone (FSH), which secretes estrogen. Ovulation is a secretion of the mature ovary unit from the… Continue reading All you need to know about menstruation