Prevention All sexually active women up through age 25 should be screened yearly for chlamydia. All women with new sexual partners or multiple partners should also be screened. A mutually monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected partner is one way to avoid this infection. The proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents infection. References U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for chlamydial infection: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:128-134. Stamm WE, Batteiger BE. Chlamydiatrachomatis (trachoma, perinatal infections, lymphogranuloma venereum, and other genital infections). In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 180.
If your 2009 was anything like mine, you’re probably feeling like you’re stumbling, rather than gliding, into a new year. While passing through a transition phase, I like to reflect on where I’ve been and set goals for where I’m going. Maintaining good health will always be a goal of mine. Though I’ve stuck pretty closely to my resolutions from last year, I think it’s good to have a little reminder about how to stay happy and healthy in the new decade. To close out my SharePosts of 2009, and as a welcome to 2010, I have compiled a list of 10 Ways to Have a Healthy Sex Life :
1. Use condoms
Though they can’t provide protection against all diseases 100% of the time, male condoms, when used correctly, do significantly reduce risk of STD contraction while simultaneously acting as birth control. Condoms are your friends.
2. Use lubricant
Like Sid and Nancy, or chocolate and marshmallows, ...
Women Start Your Engines!!
Five Ways to Get Sex Going
Are we women getting enough research and treatment attention when it comes to sexual problems?? I don't think so and frankly neither do many experts. Women have few drugs and treatment options and the ones currently available include counseling, a clitoral suction device, and vaginal therapy (you've got me there). According to many women - all they want is what men have - a little blue pill. And women who opt for treating their anxiety or depression with most antidepressants are almost inevitably destined to side effects that may include sexual dysfunction. Who can blame them if they decide to forgo treatment so their sex lives remain vital and intact?
In some cases, just switching anti-depressants can relieve the sexual dysfunction side effect. But for some women a dormant sex life suddenly revitalized may not mean orgasm - even if sexual desire and libido return. Well, doctors are now finding that Viag...
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