If you’re concerned about falling pregnant, ask your pharmacist for an emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the ‘morning-after pill’. If you take it within 72 hours of unprotected sex, you’ll have a 95% to 99% chance of preventing a pregnancy.
If you’re concerned about STDs, visit your local clinic, hospital or doctor where you can be tested for anything you might be worried about.
Common Diseases to Look out for :-
If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammation and result in infertility. The signs? Look out for more vaginal discharge than usual, a frequent, often burning need to pee, stomach pain, irregular periods and pain or bleeding during sex.
Sometimes you can have chlamydia without showing any symptoms, so it’s important to ask your doctor for a test if you think you may be at risk.
Also referred to as ‘the clap’, gonorrhoea can be symptomless too. You may, however, notice a yellowish discharge and it might sting a little when you pee.
It can take up to three months to appear. First, you’ll notice a painless sore at the site of the infection, which could be anywhere on your body, not just in the genital area. Later, you’ll develop some or all of the following; a rash that doesn’t itch, flat looking vaginal or anal warts, swollen glands, a loss of appetite, flu like symptoms, fatigue, a white, patchy mouth and tongue, and hair loss.
The really scary part is that, while all these symptoms can clear up by themselves, the disease can lie dormant in your system for decades before damaging vitals such as your nervous system and heart. The good news is the above symptoms are easy to treat with a prescribed course of antibiotics. If you suspect you’ve picked up a little more than his phone number, get to a doctor – fast.
Spread not only by oral sex but also by close skin to skin contact, genital herpes symptoms are easy to spot – one or more red bumps that develop into blisters and later become itchy, painful sores. They might heal and vanish without a trace, but the virus lurks in your system forever, playing up at will. Fortunately, your doctor can prescribe intiviral medication to treat your symptoms and help to keep future outbreaks in check.