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As a woman coming of age, I’ve always known how important my feminine health was. Since I was a young girl, I’ve had many issues and complications that lead to me being a little more wary in regards to not only my feminine health but leading a healthy sexual lifestyle as well. I was diagnosed with a cyst at a young age and later, following childbirth HPV. I made sure to get tested on a monthly basis whether or not I was switching sexual partners and I also kept up with my yearly PAP smears. Although HPV can resolve on it’s own, if left untreated it can lead to cervical cancer and other issues like infertility. Yes, condoms and protective measures are important but more important than that are yearly pap smears(twice a year if you’ve had HPV) and constant check ups are the only sure way to stay safe.
Chlamydia is one of the leading causes of HPV infections and cervical cancer. Currently, in the UK notablyEast Yorkshire and Humber, Chlamydia is on the rise. Because of it’s sneaky nature and non symptomatic effects, Chlamydia is allowed fester and causes tons of harm to the reproductive organs including the possibility of infertility. More than 70% of women who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia never experienced any symptoms in comparison to 30% of men diagnosed who have never experienced symptoms. It takes 3 to 6 weeks for Chlamydia to be symptomatic if the symptoms even appear at all.
Just to be clear, there doesn’t need to be penetration for you to contract Chlamydia. As long as there are sexual fluids present, it is possible to spread the infection. Activities that could unknowingly spread Chlamydia include but are not limited to anal sex, oral sex, vaginal penetration, sharing dildos and toys without proper sterilization, and reusing condoms.
If you have come into contact with someone who has Chlamydia or believe they have contracted it, do not wait. You can get Chlamydia testing for free at the clinic. Some people, understandably so are a little more hesitant and too embarrassed to go to a public place for STD testing and diagnosis so, The Independent Pharmacy allows you to test in the comfort of your own home and acquire the proper Chlamydia treatment online. You can swab a sample and send it back them, just like the free clinic takes a sample from you and get the results within a shorter time frame, only 3 working days. Following that, if it’s determined that you do in fact have Chlamydia, you can also purchase the necessary medication right from the website and have shipped to your front door.
The testing lab that the Independent Pharmacy uses is a well known and trusted lab in the UK and meets all governmental code and requirements.