Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Men can be 'silent carriers' of common STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, as well as less common “HIV”. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health complications such as infertility, blindness and in worst cases death. Read this
ARTICLE for recommended STI testing.
To avoid pregnancy,
couples need to consider effectiveness, accessibility and affordability, and acceptability of contraception methods. Some, especially
consistent and correct use of the male latex condom, also provide protection from the risk for HIV and other STIs. Your local public health nurse or provider can provide guidance.