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Sexual Health

Taking care of your sexual health means knowing your body, understanding how it works, and being able to recognize when something isn’t quite right. It also means preventive care—like regular STI testing, cancer screenings, and self-exams—that can help you find problems early and prevent serious illness.

Sexual Health Testing

To maintain your sexual health, it’s important listen to your body and learn all you can about it. Part of that means staying on top of your preventive care with regular sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, cancer screenings, self-exams and more.

You should also contact your healthcare provider whenever you notice sexual health issues like painful sex, low sex drive or difficulty conceiving.

Resources for you


ASHA Podcast about how to speak to your provider
about your sexual health

Personalized patient screening checklists