Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs or STDs) can be produced by about 30 types of bacteria, viruses and known parasites, which are spread through the practice of sexual relations between people.
STDs do not respect sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic status; we are all susceptible to contracting them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English).
Although we all know the main STDs that exist and we know how to protect ourselves, an international group of researchers has discovered in Japan a new strain of these diseases.
The intimate female area is extremely delicate. It requires very special care, it is also necessary to maintain impeccable hygiene. More and more women are suffering from discomfort in this area of the body, because they do not know what attention they should have with their vaginal area.
The most common condition is an inflammation of the tissue of the cervix. This produces discomfort such as itching, swelling, burning during urination, pain during sex, gray or yellow vaginal discharge, and abnormal bleeding after intimate relationships, especially when menopause has been established.
This inflammation is known as cervicitis. It can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, by Trichomonas vaginalis parasite or by latex allergy, by some device inserted in the pelvic area. This can affect women throughout their lives and, although it is not deadly, it causes great discomfort.
CERVICITIS IS VERY COMMON, BUT IT CAN BE AVOIDED
Among the main causes of this disease are the following:
In some cases, the use of condoms.
History of sexually transmitted infections.
Sexual acts of risk to the vagina.
Sex at an early age
Be with couples who have had a sexually transmitted infection such as: gonorrhea, human papilloma virus (HPV), trichomoniasis.
Avoid chemical irritants, such as douching and sanitary towels with odor or perfume.
Verify that any foreign objects that are inserted into the vagina, such as tampons or contraceptives, are properly placed.
Maintain proper hygiene: Follow recommendations about the amount of time the object should be left inside and how often it should be changed or cleaned.
Corroborate that your partner is free of any sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Be faithful between the couple.
Use a condom every time you plan to have sex to reduce the risk of getting an STD.
It is recommended to go to the gynecologist every 6 months or 1 year to check that everything is in order.