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Women and STIs

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is an infection that is passed from person to person through sexual contact, either through infected body fluids or direct contact. Anyone who is sexually active may be at risk of STIs.

What are the common signs and symptoms of STIs? 

In many women, STIs may not show any sign or symptom, but the infection is present and needs to be treated. However, symptoms may include:

   Change in vaginal discharge i.e. Becoming thicker, yellowish/greenish, blood stained, strong odour

   Vaginal / Vulval itching, swelling or redness

   Vaginal / Vulval pain, including during sex

   Pain when passing urine

   Broken skin or painful / painless ulcers at genital areas

   Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen

   Irregular periods or bleeding in between periods

   General unwell, skin rashes, swollen neck or arm pit glands, jaundice

If you have one or more of the above symptoms, and is sexually active or feel you’ve been exposed to an STI, please seek medical attention.​

What are the common STIs?

  • Gonorrhoea
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV

Other vaginal infections:

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) causes a thin, smelly discharge, occasionally with slight itching in the vagina and vulva. If untreated, there is a slight risk of pelvic infection and problems during pregnancy. It is treated with oral antibiotics.

  • Vaginal Candidiasis (Thrush) causes vaginal itching, redness and swelling with thick yellow-white discharge. It is caused by a fungal infection and can be treated using anti-fungal medications.
 

Ladies, Get your
Partner(s) Tested Too!

If you have been diagnosed with an STI, we encourage you to get your sexual partner(s) to get tested too. This is to protect their health and well-being. Many infected people often don’t present with any signs or symptoms, but bear in mind that STIs are harmful to your health, if left untreated. If you are considering getting your partner(s) to come forth for a testing, it is best you do so straight away. If you put off the idea for another day, you might never tell them what you intend to.

 

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (Australia) has released some great and practical tips to help prepare you to talk to your partner(s) and getting them to come forward for a sexual health screening.

Do note that your partner(s) are encouraged to call the DSC Clinic if they need to talk to someone about their sexual health.

Our friendly counsellors are always ready to assist and they are reachable at 1800 252 1324. Information leaflets are available in hardcopies at the clinic, and are also viewable online here.

To visit DSC Clinic for a testing or screening, simply call our appointment hotline at 6293 9648.

 

Protecting Yourself

Practice Safer Sex

  • Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV transmission and help prevent other STIs. They work by preventing the transfer of infected fluids.

 

Lubricants

  • Using lubricant helps reduce the chance of condom breaking. Only use a water based lubricant. Oil and creams weaken condoms and can cause them to break.

 

STI Check-Ups and Vaccinations

  • Regularly get tested for STIs. Getting vaccinated against hepatitis B early or if you are not immune can help protect you against the infection.

 

Use Condoms Correctly

  • Learn how to use condoms correctly here.

Women's Clinic

In DSC Clinic, we recognise the importance and need to offer our female patients a clinic specially dedicated to their care. Since 2004, the DSC Clinic runs its Women’s Clinic, on level 2, supported by a team of dedicated female staff.

With the Women's Clinic, the DSC Clinic aims to provide a conducive environment for our female patients, away from the waiting areas of the male patients. This exclusive consider for female patients has been very well-received over the years. 

Services provided at the Women’s Clinic

The Women’s Clinic provide comprehensive screening, effective treatment of STIs, management of other genital conditions, vaccinations for Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, Pap smear and also confidential counselling.

WOMEN'S SEXUAL HEALTH @ DSC CLINIC
Where To Find Us:31 Kelantan Lane Singapore 200031With effect from 30th Oct 2018, the  women registration hours will be as follows (Strictly By Appointment)Time
Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 1pm - 4pm (Strictly By Appointment)​
To make an appointment: 
Online Appointment Form 
Email for appointment:apptdsc@nsc.com.sg​​Call fo appointment:
6293 9648 
 
 

DSC Guidebooks to STIs & Good Health

DSC Guidebooks to STIs & Good Health
Last updated on 16 Oct 2018