Sexual Health

Sexual health

At My Medica, a dedicated team formed by our gynecologist, our dermatologist, our urologist, and our nurse provides comprehensive sexual health check-up and treatment for women and men.

STI / STD
We provide tests and screens for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs / STDs), as well as appropriate treatment if an infection is detected, and any advice, information or support you might need with sexual health.

Our STI Clinic is dedicated to improving the sexual health of our patients. We offer same day private screening, treatment, and counselling with absolute discretion.

We offer absolute confidentiality and prompt diagnosis, treatment and advice.

GENITAL DERMATOLOGY

We treat dermatology conditions affecting the penis and the vulva and genital skin diseases such as lichen sclerosus, chronic itch, genital dermatoses, warts; lichen sclerosus; vestibulitis, genital eczema; genital psoriasis; vulval intra-epithelial neoplasia; vulval itch, recurrent candidiasis; thrush; vaginal discharge.

CONTRACEPTION
We also provide prescription plans and advice on contraceptives, physical relationships and safe sex.

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION 
Our doctors can provide advice and treatment on sexual dysfunction issues, like for example erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness.

Our team

We offer tailored STD / STI testing. Depending on your case, one of our doctors (gynecologist, urologist or dermatologist) will confidentially perform all the necessary tests to diagnose and, if needed, treat you for the various sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
Chlamydia is a very common bacterial STD. Most people infected with chlamydia have no symptoms, so they might be unaware that they’re infected. However, if neglected, it can have consequences to your health in the future.
Fungal infections can produce constant itching and red skin that may break or peel off. For instance, vaginal yeast infections are a result of an overgrowth of Candida albicans in the vagina. Vaginal yeast infection may be as a result of stress, hormone imbalance, lack of balanced diet, antibiotics, amongst others.
Genital warts appear on the skin and around your genitals and anus, and are caused by certain types of HPV. You might get the virus and never really get warts, which means you could be infected and not have symptoms.
Genital warts can be annoying as they might be itchy, but most times they don’t hurt. You can have one wart or more of them, and they can be big or small.
Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Most infected people have no symptoms, but it can be treated easily with antibiotics. If gonorrhoea is not treated early enough, it can cause more severe health problems in the future.
Hepatitis B is a serious condition as it can cause liver disease, but it is easy to prevent by getting the hepatitis B vaccine and having protected sex. We provide good diagnostic standards and treatment, as well as prevention through the HBV vaccine.
Hepatitis C is a very common infection which can spread through contaminated blood. It is a viral inflammation of the liver which can sometimes lead to serious life-threatening liver damage if left untreated. Regular blood testing is advised to monitor for infection, as there is no vaccine for HCV.
Herpes is an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus and is characterised by mouth, anal, and genital sores. It is a long-term disease and common in a lot of people. Herpes is very contagious, as it spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids and during sexual activities.
Genital herpes is recognised with the appearance of blisters as early as two days, or as late as 30 days after contracting the virus.
HIV is found in semen, vaginal and anal fluids, blood, and breast milk. The most common way of getting HIV is through having anal or vaginal sex without a condom. Other ways of contracting HIV include sharing needles or syringes, transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. You should seek medical advice as early as possible if you are concerned and think maybe you should get an HIV Test.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common STIs. Some types of HPV can lead to genital warts, while others can even cause cancer. HPV is spread through oral, anal or vaginal sex with an infected person.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes either single or multiple raised and skin-colored pearl-like bumps (papules) on the skin. The papules have indentations or dimples in their centers.
Diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum is based on the distinctive appearance of the lesion. If the diagnosis is in question, a doctor can confirm it with a skin biopsy.
Ureaplasma is a parasitic bacteria belonging the family of Mycoplasma that lives in the urinary or genital tract. Ureaplasma is often transferred during sexual contact.
People can live several years without detecting any signs of the bacteria. In extreme cases, it reproduces in large numbers leading to extended infections and other health problems.
Syphilis is a common bacterial infection that is spread through sex—vaginal, oral, or anal. Painless sores on your genitals are major characteristics of syphilis. Syphilis is contracted through contact with the sores.
Syphilis is easily cured with medications but can be dangerous if left untreated. Without treatment, it leads to serious complications.
Trichomoniasis is an common STD that can be cured with antibiotics. It is caused by a parasite that spreads quickly during sex. Some infected people carry the parasite undetected because of its varying symptoms. One of the most common one is vaginitis, an irritation of the vulva or vagina.
Non-gonococcal and non-specific urethritis can be caused by numerous STIs. Urethritis is a bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation of the urethra.
Testing for NGU/NSU can be done during a general sexual health checkup.
Erectile dysfunction, which is also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection. It is a common condition that affects millions of men.
Many men have problems with ejaculation, and premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common one. PE can be a big source of distress for men.
Falling levels of the oestrogen hormone can cause the vaginal walls to become thin, lose elasticity and become drier. This is known as vaginal atrophy and leads to unpleasant symptoms such as intimate dryness, soreness, irritation, itching, and burning sensation.
During the menopause, the tissues of the vulvar area are particularly affected by the decreasing oestrogen production. Without oestrogen, the vaginal mucosa thins and dries out, making it weaker. The vagina becomes less supple and less elastic. Vagina’s natural protection mechanisms become less effective, exacerbating the risk of vaginal infection. Child-bearing age women can also be affected.