Prevention

Immunisation

Immunisation

Immunisation is an important method of disease prevention. By receiving a vaccination, usually in the form of an injection, a person can be ‘immunised’ against a disease, and reduce their likelihood of developing the illness. Immunisation can also reduce the ... Read More »

Female Condom

Female Condom

The female condom is a transparent, loose fitting, polyurethane sheath inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse (either vaginal or oral). A female condom is 17 cm long, and has a flexible ring at each end. One end of ... Read More »

Condoms

Condoms

Male condoms are latex or (less commonly) polyurethane sheaths which are put on the erect penis prior to sexual activity. They provide a barrier to the mixing of the partners’ sexual fluids during sexual activity. Male condoms are more commonly ... Read More »

Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Infections

Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as the name suggests, are a group of bacteria and viruses which can be, and most commonly are, transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. Many STIs also spread through other means (e.g. ... Read More »