Sexually transmitted infections (STI’S) are more common than most people think, so why are we so uncomfortable to talk about it? At Fremantle Women’s Health Centre, we are passionate about providing a secure and respectful environment to cater to all your sexual health and reproductive needs. Our friendly, female doctors and nurses understand there may be insecurities around safe sex, as well as potential embarrassment, felt around the possibility of contracting/passing STIs and are here to provide you with a safe space to discuss any concerns you may have.
What is an STI, why is it Important to have a screening and who is at risk?
Anyone who has engaged in any form of protected or unprotected oral, vaginal or anal intercourse is at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted infection. It is important to recognise that some STIs can be present with no signs or symptoms and for that reason infection can be passed between partners without even knowing. STIs can be uncomfortable and painful but can also cause further harm and infection to the body if left untreated, for this reason, the only way to be certain you are free from infection is to have a STI screening.
Our nurses at Fremantle Women’s Health Centre provide a walk-in STI screening program from Tuesday – Friday between 9am and 3pm for woman of all ages concerned about the possibility of a STI with no signs or symptoms present. If you are showing any signs or symptoms of an STI you will still be eligible for screening, however, we recommend making an appointment to see one of doctors for appropriate examination and testing.