Sexual Health Checks: Why They Are Important

February 22, 2023

Sexual health is essential to overall health and well-being, yet it is often overlooked or neglected. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common, with millions of new cases diagnosed each year worldwide. In Australia, there were over 100,000 new cases of chlamydia in 2019, and rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and other STIs are also on the rise. This is why regular sexual health checks are vital for anyone who is sexually active.

As an integrated medical practice, Infinity Health Medical centre understands the importance of sexual health and encourages everyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly. Here are some reasons why sexual health checks are important:

  1.  Early Detection and Treatment of STIs Many STIs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, have no symptoms, making them easy to miss. If left untreated, they can cause serious health problems, such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and even HIV. Regular sexual health checks can help detect these infections early and ensure prompt treatment, preventing long-term health complications.
  2.  Protection for Yourself and Your Partner Getting tested for STIs regularly not only helps protect your own health but also the health of your sexual partner(s). If you are infected with an STI, you can unknowingly pass it on to your partner(s), who may then develop complications or pass it on to others. By getting tested and treated, you can prevent the spread of STIs and protect yourself and your partner(s) from potential health risks.
  3.  Peace of Mind Knowing that you are free from STIs can provide peace of mind and reduce anxiety and stress. Regular sexual health checks can help you feel confident and in control of your sexual health and well-being.
  4.  Improved Sexual Health Education and Awareness Sexual health checks can also provide an opportunity to learn more about sexual health, including safe sex practices and STI prevention. As medical professionals, we can provide guidance and education on how to reduce your risk of contracting STIs and how to practice safe sex.

At Infinity Health Medical Centre, we offer confidential sexual health checks for all patients. We use the latest testing methods and provide rapid results, so you can get the treatment you need as soon as possible. Our team of experienced medical professionals is here to support you in taking control of your sexual health and well-being.

In conclusion, sexual health checks are essential for maintaining good health and well-being, and preventing the spread of STIs. Regular sexual health checks can detect and treat infections early, protect yourself and your partner(s), and provide peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to contact our medical practice to schedule your sexual health check today.