Sexual Health Services and the Importance of Prevention
As the old saying goes, prevention is definitely better than cure and understanding sexual health is certainly the key to staying safe from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), also called STIs, Sexually Transmitted Infections. If you are looking for comprehensive and confidential sexual health services in Wandsworth, then visit PCG’s discrete clinics, for all the advice, information and treatment you need.
What is sexual health?
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), sexual health is, “…a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.” The latter is what most people would focus on as a definition of sexual health and certainly freedom from and prevention of disease is very important.
Good sexual health allows human beings to engage in meaningful and fully developed physical relationships free from fear of disease. Poor sexual health can lead to illness, the spread of infection via STIs, unwanted pregnancies and poor mental wellness.
Understanding Sexual Health
The key to good sexual health is understanding how to stay safe from infection and prevent the spread of disease as well as other factors such as unwanted pregnancies.
Knowledge and information are power in this regard as is a protocol of regular testing to routinely check your health status. Some of the key components to good sexual health include:
- Access to regular and rapid testing for STIs
- Understanding the silent symptoms of some STIs and the importance of routine and preventative monitoring
- Information and access to all the different types of contraception
- Pregnancy and abortion information
- Quick and accessible sexual health advice when you need it
Pearl Chemist Groups’ sexual health clinics empower people to take control of their sexual health, stay free from illness, choose the best form of contraception and access testing when they need it.
For all your sexual health needs including testing, contraception, pregnancy and abortion information, contact PCG’s sexual health services in Wandsworth. We offer rapid appointments and a full range of services for routine sexual health care and urgent situations. Find out more on our website https://www.pearlchemistgroup.co.uk/