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Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. (WHO working definition, 2002)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Fact Sheets
The surest way to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases is to abstain from sexual intercourse, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and you know is uninfected.
For persons whose sexual behaviors place them at risk for STDs, correct and consistent use of the male latex condom can reduce the risk of STD transmission. However, no protective method is 100 percent effective, and condom use cannot guarantee absolute protection against any STD. Furthermore, condoms lubricated with spermicides are no more effective than other lubricated condoms in protecting against the transmission of HIV and other STDs. In order to achieve the protective effect of condoms, they must be used correctly and consistently. Incorrect use can lead to condom slippage or breakage, thus diminishing their protective effect. Inconsistent use, e.g., failure to use condoms with every act of intercourse, can lead to STD transmission because transmission can occur with a single act of intercourse. While condom use has been associated with a lower risk of cervical cancer, the use of condoms should not be a substitute for routine screening with Pap smears to detect and prevent cervical cancer.
HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention
HPV is so common that most sexually active people get it at some point in their lives. Most don't know they have it because HPV usually has no signs or symptoms and goes away on its own without causing any serious health problems. There are HPV vaccines that can protect males and females against some of the most common types of HPV. Vaccine Information
Licking County Health Department 675 Price Rd. Newark, OH 43055 (740) 349-6535
Appointments recommended by calling 740-349-6535 (appointments available from 3:00pm to 6:15pm). Comprehensive STD Testing available to anyone from age 13 and up. No parental consent required. No charge for office visit. Most treatments are provided free of charge. Testing is done for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichimoniasis and Genital Herpes. Treatment is available for Genital Warts, Herpes Outbreaks, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infections, Bacterial Vaginosis, Syphilis and Trichimoniasis. Pregnancy Tests are available by appointment during the week or during the STD clinic. Birth Control is NOT provided at this clinic. PAP tests are NOT provided at this clinic. Average visit will take from 1-1.5 hours to complete.
Family Health Services of East Central Ohio 100 McMillen Drive Newark, OH 43055 (740) 344-9291 or 1-800-688-3266 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment, Birth Control, Rape Counseling, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening. HIV/AIDS testing and counseling are available by appointment. Family Planning Services: Physical exams for women, pap tests, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, screening for high blood pressure, anemia, pregnancy testing, birth control supplies, and hormone replacement therapy. Emergency Contraception provided to women seen within 72 hours. Emergency contraception will not work if you are pregnant. Sliding fee scale for services - based on income.
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Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health
Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510
Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)