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STDs & birth control.
- Wednesday, July 23, 2008 / 12:54 AM.

sexually transmitted diseases. (STD for short.)

what are STDs?
is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between humans or animals by means of sexual contact, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.

what are some of the common STDs?
1. genital herpes.
- you can be infected by someone who has it already.
- symptoms include one or more blisters around genitals or rectum (which may break, forming ulcers), fever, swollen glands and sores.
- no treatment is available, but antiviral medications can shorten or prevent this STD.

2. gonorrhea.
- it is a bacteria that frows in the warm, moist area of the reproductive tract, or mouth, throat eyes, or anus.
- you can get it when you come in contact with an infected person's penis, vagina, mouth or anus.
- symptoms include a burning sensation when urinating or painful / swollen testicles, anal itching, soreness bleeding or painful bowels.
- appropriate antibiotics can help.

3. chamcroid.
- bacteria infection.
- symptoms include one or more painful ulcers, and painful lumps in the penis.
- it can be treated with antibiotics.

4. hepatitis B
- it is a viral infection (something like the flu), passed through infected blood and body fluids.
- if it is serious, it may lead on to liver disease.
- vaccination can prevent this.

how can we prevent STDs?
- abstain from sexual contact,
- or have protected sex.

birth control.

methods of birth control include
1. male condom.
- a cap on the penis, to stop sperms and semen from flowing out.
- it can prevent STDs from spreading as well, and stops unwanted pregnancies.

2. diaphragm.
- it creates a seal against the walls of the vagina, to stop sperms from flowing beyond the vagina where fertilisation may take place.
- it can prevent STDs from spreading as well, and stops unwanted pregnancies.

3. birth control pills.
- it inhibits normal female fertility.
- it is easy to take, and not uncomfortable.
- but it may have other side effects after prolonged use.

4. female condom.
- to stop sperms from coming into contact with egg.
- it can prevent STDs from spreading as well, and stops unwanted pregnancies.

5. lubricant.
- sperms are sensitive to liquids with low pH values, therefore, the lubricant destroys them.

6. spermicide.
- it is a substance inserted into the vagina to kill sperms.
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