Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual health is a very important component of wellness, and The Butterfly Clinic is dedicated to delivering personalised care that addresses specific needs. Our warm and supportive team of healthcare professionals is committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can freely discuss sexual health concerns. Your privacy, comfort and health are our utmost priorities.


General Sexual Health Exams

General sexual health exams are offered at The Butterfly Clinic, and these involve comprehensive assessments of an individual's sexual health, including discussions about sexual history, contraceptive methods, and overall well-being. Healthcare professionals at our welcoming clinic perform physical examinations, provide guidance on reproductive health, and address any concerns or questions related to sexual well-being.

STI Testing

Early detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is crucial for timely treatment and prevention of complications or further transmission. At our women’s health clinic, we provide numerous STI testing services to foster sexual health. Some of the STIs we screen for include those listed below:

  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Hepatitis
  • Trichomonas
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

There are numerous testing methods which may include the following in isolation or combination:

  • Urine tests
  • Blood tests
  • Oral, genital or discharge swabs
  • Rapid Tests

It is important to remember that STI transmission is most effectively prevented through condom use.

Is it an STI?

Should I have a test?

It is recommended to have STI tests if you are sexually active, regardless of whether or not you have symptoms. The timing of getting an STI test may vary depending on your sexual activity and personal circumstances, but here are some general guidelines:

  • Routine screening: If you are sexually active and have multiple partners or engage in high-risk sexual behaviours, such as unprotected sex or sex with new or casual partners, regular STI screening is advised. This typically includes annual testing, but it may be more frequent (such as every three to six months) if you are at higher risk.
  • New sexual relationship: When starting a new sexual relationship, it is a good idea for both partners to undergo STI testing. This helps ensure that both individuals are aware of their STI status and can take necessary precautions to protect the health of both individuals.
  • Symptoms or concerns: If you experience symptoms such as unusual discharge, genital sores, pain or burning during urination, itching, or any other signs of a possible STI, it is important to seek medical attention and get tested promptly.
  • Previous STI Diagnosis: If you have been previously diagnosed with an STI, it is essential to follow up with your healthcare provider for regular testing to monitor your condition, ensure treatment effectiveness, and prevent reinfection.

STI Treatment

If an individual tests positive for an STI, The Butterfly Clinic can provide appropriate treatment options for individual cases. Treatment may involve antibiotics, antiviral medications, or other medical interventions. It is important to complete the prescribed course of treatment and attend any follow-up appointments with the compassionate team at The Butterfly Clinic to ensure full recovery.

Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy tests are performed to determine whether an individual is pregnant or not. These tests can be conducted at home using urine-based kits or at The Butterfly Clinic using blood tests. Early pregnancy detection allows for appropriate prenatal care and decision-making.

Preventative Vaccinations

Vaccinations are available to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B. These vaccines are typically administered during adolescence or early adulthood to provide long-term protection against STIs and related complications.

Safe Sex Education

Safe sex education is vital for promoting healthy sexual practices and preventing STIs and unintended pregnancies. Healthcare professionals at The Butterfly Clinic can provide valuable information regarding contraceptive methods, condom use, consent, communication, and healthy relationships. Guidance and resources are available at The Butterfly Clinic to help individuals make informed choices and practice safe sex.


Sexual Health Referrals

In cases where specialised care is required, doctors at The Butterfly Clinic can provide referrals to appropriate specialists or clinics. Referrals may be necessary for complex STI management, reproductive health concerns, counselling services, or other specific needs.

For more information about the sexual health services offered by The Butterfly Clinic, contact our friendly team today. Together, we can journey towards better sexual health.


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