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Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day

Sexual health isn’t something that’s  openly discussed in India. That however, doesn’t mean that Indians do not experience sexual health problems. 

It is of utmost importance to spread information about sexual and reproductive health. Sexual and reproductive health awareness day is celebrated on February 12th to provide information and impart knowledge for mass public. 

Sexually transmitted diseases account for quite a number of deaths per year in India, as firstly, people do not know that they have a Sexually Transmitted Disease and secondly, even if they come to know, they are shamed upon by their family and society. 

What are the various Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

As the name goes, sexually transmitted diseases are ones a person suffers from after indulging in any kind of sexual contact. 

Unlike many other diseases, sexually transmitted diseases have no connection to external factors such as age, hygiene and gender. It can happen to anyone. 

There are many sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS and HIV. These are the common ones but what people need to know about is the other types of sexually transmitted diseases such as Syphilis, Carb lice, Gonorrhea and Herpes. Symptoms and treatments for all these diseases is very important to have knowledge about so that adequate measures can be taken by a person if they have it. 

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

  • Pains, sores and blisters in the genital areas. 

  • Itching sensation in the penis, vagina and anal area

  • Pain in the testicles

  • Pain during sex

  • Unusual discharge from the penis or the vagina. 

  • Pain in the lower abdomen area. 

When it comes down to the causes of sexually transmitted diseases, it can be spread through of course physical contact of any kind, even tattoo needles and also sharing needles if there are drugs involved and rarely by body piercings. 

Sexually Transmitted diseases are mainly treatable nowadays as the exposure to these kind of diseases have increased to a great extent. But since sex is still a taboo, it often gets tough for people to talk about it. So, spread awareness as it helps. 

About The Hospital:

Ankura is a chain of  Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. Set up in the year 2011 in KPHB, near Hitech Railway Station, the Ankura Hospitals family has today spread its wings to Secunderabad, Khammam and Vijayawada.

 

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