Sexual Health and Well-being: How Abortion Relates to Both

Sexual health and well-being: abortion relates to both.

The World Health Organization has reported over one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide every day. However, despite their prevalence, significant stigma remains around them due to socio-cultural attitudes towards sex and sexual health.

Sexual Health: STI’s and their Stigmas

STIs are associated with feelings of guilt, embarrassment, and sometimes anger among people who have been diagnosed. The stigma becomes an obstacle for those willing to seek prompt diagnosis and treatment. Nonetheless, it’s important to note that STI infections are not strange or abnormal.

Women bear the brunt of stigmatization related to STIs in particular. Society often treats women more harshly if they have had multiple sexual partners, with such infections being seen as punishment for perceived promiscuity. In this disparity lies a call for eradication of stigma and enhancement of awareness of sex health issues.

Sexual Health and Abortion: Dispelling Misinformation and Myths

This issue revolves around misinformation and myths that breed ignorance, thus encouraging judgemental tendencies. Addressing this challenge head-on is Caroline Goodner, who serves as the CEO & Founder FemiClear, an innovative company focusing on OTC vaginal healthcare products.

FemiClear openly addresses taboo conditions like genital herpes, yeast infection, and bacterial vaginosis (BV), providing accurate information and practical solutions for women suffering from these ailments. By so doing, FemiClear intends to liberate most individuals from this common disease burden by informing them properly about it and assisting in recovering from it, too.

Advocating for Equality in Women’s Sexual Health and Well-being

Caroline reiterates that achieving equity in women’s health, especially vaginal health, is vital. She points out how women prioritize others’ needs above their own, neglecting their health status.

Men get much more funding support than women do when it comes to diseases affecting both genders differently, according to existing research. As a result, there is a need to redirect our focus toward acknowledging and addressing women’s health issues, such as vaginal health, which are integral to overall well-being.

Encouraging Knowledge and Awareness

This entails regular STI screening for all women, regardless of whether they have symptoms. When an infection is detected at an early stage, it can be easily managed, thus preventing its spread and reducing the severity of complications that may arise.

Recognizing the Symptoms

There are sure signs that no one must ever ignore; someone should always be attentive to things like irregular vaginal bleeding, itching in the vagina, pain when urinating, sores on genitals, or discharge. To avoid spreading STIs among partners, open communication about their status regarding these infections is essential.

Seeking Support and Taking Control

For those who experience feelings of shame or confusion following an STI diagnosis, seeking guidance from trusted friends and family members or joining support groups could prove helpful. Moreover, individuals must take responsibility for knowing their bodies and identifying what might be wrong with them.

Standing Up for Women’s Health

Therefore, this International Women’s Day, let us challenge stigma by promoting awareness about the sexual health of women. This way, we shall create a supportive, inclusive environment by embracing equality, standing up for awareness, and supporting each other as women regardless of their STI status.

The key is knowledge because together, we can eradicate prejudice associated with women vis-à-vis their sexual lives. Let’s come together in solidarity on this year’s International Women’s Day to promote sexual health and general well-being to fight against biases concerning female sexuality.

This article was inspired by the official site of International Women’s Day. Read the original article here.