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Your sexual health

Are you sexually healthy?

Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can go undetected for years. 

Some, like gonorrhoea can cause infertility in women while others, like syphilis, can be passed from mother to the baby during pregnancy.

Although many STIs can be treated successfully, it's better for the mother and the child if you can get treated before you become pregnant. 

Protecting your sexual health before getting pregnant

If you're going to conceive, you're going to have to stop using contraception. This means that if either of you already have an STI, you could pass it on to your partner.

For all of these reasons, if you're thinking of starting a family with someone, it's a good idea for both of you to get tested.