All sexually active women up to 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.
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Prevention Screening for other sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis and HIV, is important when you've been diagnosed with a new chlamydia infection. Having a sexual relationship with one partner (monogamous) who is not infected is one way to avoid chlamydia. The proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents infection. References McCormack WM. Urethritis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 106.
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?
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