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Sexual health 

Sexual health
Chapter:
Sexual health
Author(s):

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754787.003.0003
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date: 17 October 2019

This chapter is mainly concerned with sexually transmitted infections and covers a range of issues, including Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, syphilis, and other vaginal infections such as Candida, Trichomonas vaginalis, and bacterial vaginitis. Each of these is taken separately with reference to a screening programme, if appropriate, clinical symptoms and appearance, diagnosis, the latest guidance on treatment, and considerations for pregnancy. Fetal and neonatal infections, congenital transmission, treatment, and surveillance options for the neonate, along with specific advice for the mother are also given.

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