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Does engaging in anal sex increase my risk of anal cancer?
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Does engaging in anal sex increase my risk of anal cancer?

Apart from preventing STDs, protection during intercourse can reduce your risks of anal cancer too. Anal cancer is a somewhat less common type of cancer that, as its name suggests, occurs in the anal region. Your anal is a short tube at the furthest part of your rectum through which stool exits your body. At...

Can STIs cause male infertility?
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Can STIs cause male infertility?

Men are responsible for about 20-30% of infertility cases — could the rise of STDs be causing these numbers?  If you and your partner are struggling to have a baby, just know you are not alone. Many people usually think that infertility is a problem only faced by women, but the reality is that male...

Vasectomy: Birth control for men?
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Vasectomy: Birth control for men?

Preventing pregnancy isn’t just a woman’s part to play. Men can too. When you think about birth control measures, your mind associates it with the pill, IUD or hormonal implant — basically options for women, as birth control has long been recognised as a woman’s world. However, thanks to technological advancements in the medical industry,...

Are men more prone to molloscum?
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Are men more prone to molloscum?

Men, don’t ignore that rash you’re experiencing — it may be a sign of an infection that’s been linked to HIV.  Do you have a rash, and not sure what is causing it? Even worse, you wake up with raised bumps that appear to be water-filled. You may have a skin infection called Molluscum Contagiosum. ...

Genital herpes in men: A doctor explains
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Genital herpes in men: A doctor explains

Yikes! Genital herpes isn’t pretty. Let’s find out how to cope with this lifelong condition. Genital herpes — yes, we know that it’s not a pleasant topic and the very thought of it brings on mild panic at best. But when it comes to STDs, ignorance is not bliss, so let’s tackle it. What are...

Gonorrhea in men: What to expect
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Gonorrhea in men: What to expect

Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs in Singapore. Here’s how you can protect yourself from it. Just the term ‘gonorrhea’ tends to result in panic. However, fret not! My role is to educate and help you understand the disease instead of simply worry in fear. How contagious is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is one of...

Your complete guide to HIV in Singapore (2021)
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Your complete guide to HIV in Singapore (2021)

HIV may be considered a taboo topic in Singapore, but let’s not shun away from talking about it. Below, everything you need to know about HIV. HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that makes your immune system weaker. It achieves this by destroying important body cells that are known to protect your body...

How do I know I have chlamydia?
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How do I know I have chlamydia?

What should you do if you have chlamydia, Singapore’s most common STD? So, you think you’ve got the “clam” or Chlamydia? Don’t worry, it’s treatable and there’s help! And yes, I know sexually transmitted diseases are unpleasant and you definitely want them gone right away.  However, knowing exactly what you may be facing can help...

Is mycoplasma genitalium the new, common STD?
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Is mycoplasma genitalium the new, common STD?

Did you know that mycoplasma genitalium, though not talked about, is a more common STD than gonorrhea? Mycoplasma genitalium is not one sexually transmitted disease you hear about often. In fact, few people even know this condition exists! But in this post, I am going to bring some awareness to Mycoplasma genitalium. The name is...

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