Will a vasectomy affect my sex drive?
A vasectomy does not affect a man’s sex drive or the pleasure they experience during sex.
Is circumcision recommended on a medical basis?
Circumcision, and particularly infant circumcision, is a controversial issue for many people. Generally, circumcision is neither medically encouraged nor discouraged; the decision is left to the indiv…
What causes testicular cancer?
The cause of testicular cancer, as with other cancers, is damage to cellular DNA. This damage results in uncontrolled cell growth, which leads to the formation of a tumour.
How could genital herpes affect my baby?
The herpes virus can be passed on to a baby during childbirth, if the mother has an outbreak at the time of giving birth. Although this is very rare, HSV infection in babies can be very serious. Herpe…
Who gets syphilis?
Anyone who is sexually active can get syphilis, although it is more common in people who have unprotected sex, have multiple sexual partners and men who have sex with men.
How common is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection. In Australia, approximately one in eight people have the virus that causes genital herpes.
Is chlamydia serious?
Most cases of chlamydia will clear up with simple antibiotic treatment. In some cases, if left untreated, chlamydia infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and damage the reproductive syste…
Is it true you can't get pregnant the first time you have sex?
You can get pregnant any time you have sex, even the first time. It is important to always use protection to prevent pregnancy and to reduce the risk of sexually-transmitted infections.
Can gonorrhoea be caught from sex?
Yes. Gonorrhoea is a sexually-transmitted infection which can be transmitted via vaginal, anal or oral sex.
What can be done to identify a testicular lump?
It is very important for all men to routinely perform monthly testicular self-examinations. This is a simple procedure that can be done after a warm shower. It involves rolling the testicle between th…
Who gets male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness affects at least half of all men at some point. It’s more likely with increasing age or if one or both parents also experience pattern hair loss. However, some people also just…