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Unprotected Sex

unprotected sex

Having unprotected sex can lead to many problems for your body. You could catch an infection from your sexual partner or could become pregnant.

In order to avoid these problems you could use a condom. This will stop you from catching a disease or becoming pregnant.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs

Unprotected sex can cause many problems for the body. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are very common infections. Most of STDs are easy to treat. Some though, such as hepatitis and HIV can be very deadly.

These diseases are caught through sexual intercourse. Some of these are:

Gonorrhoea

Syphilis

Hepatitis

HIV

Gonorrhoea

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a STD which is caused by a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus (womb) and fallopian tubes in the women, and in the urethra in women and men. This can also grow in the mouth, eyes, throat and anus.

Effects

Gonorrhoea can effect newborns

Women can become infertile.

An infection around the liver - Perihepatitis

HIV/AIDS

WHAT IT IS?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. EFFECTS

Rapid weight loss

Dry cough

Recurring fever or profuse night sweats

Profound and unexplained fatigue

Woollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck

Diarrhoea that lasts for more than a week

White spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat

Pneumonia Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids

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