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 Men's Sexual Health

Last Updated: September 30, 2021
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​Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Men can be 'silent carriers' of common STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilisExternal Link, as well as less common “HIVExternal Link. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health complications such as infertility, blindness and in worst cases death. Read this ARTICLEExternal Link for recommended STI testing.



To avoid pregnancy, couples need to consider effectiveness, accessibility and affordability, and acceptability of contraception methodsExternal Link. Some, especially consistent and correct use of the male latex condomExternal Link, also provide protection from the risk for HIV and other STIs. Your local public health nurse or provider can provide guidance.