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Tips on how to prevent Gonorrhea

Avoid douching

Douching removes the protective bacteria normally found in the vagina. As a result, you are more likely to become infected if you are exposed to an STD.

Wash your vagina with soap and water after sexual activity.

This may help to eliminate parasites and bacteria that have entered the vagina.

Urinate after sexual activity.

This may help to flush out bacteria that have entered the urethra.

Perform regular genital self-examinations

To become familiar with the normal appearance of your genitals, this will help you to identify any symptoms that may develop if you are exposed to an STD.

Get regular gynecological examinations (testing for STDs)

While this won’t stop you from contracting gonorrhea, early detection and treatment can prevent more serious complications from developing. Screening tests can be conducted during routine medical checkups. They are particularly important at the beginning of a new sexual relationship.

Source: www.dailyheritage.com.gh

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