Knowing more about safe sexual intercourse can improve your overall health and wellness, and help you plan for the future. At Sovereign Women's Healthcare in Roswell, Georgia, board-certified OB/GYN Sabrina Harrison, MD, PC, and her experienced team offer sex education for women and teens, sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and prevention, birth control, and family planning. Schedule an appointment with Sovereign Women's Healthcare over the phone today.
Sex education involves education and counseling regarding all aspects of sexual intercourse. Topic examples include:
Regardless of your age or stage of life, the more informed you are when you’re sexually active, the better your chance of maintaining optimal health.
At Sovereign Women's Healthcare, Dr. Harrison and her team personalize sex education counseling based on your unique needs and lifestyle. For example, if you’re thinking about becoming sexually active, they offer you the guidance necessary to have safe sexual intercourse – such as proper condom use.
Typically, your Sovereign Women's Healthcare practitioner provides sex education during a women's wellness visit.
You'll review your medical history with your provider before they complete a pelvic exam to rule out or detect gynecological problems. They may offer a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer or STD screenings using a cervical swab or blood test if you’re sexually active and at risk.
If you’d like to become pregnant, your practitioner educates you about how to plan sexual intercourse around the time you’re most fertile to increase your chance of a successful pregnancy.
The treatment you require, if any, after your gynecological exam depends on the results of the exam and screening tests.
For example, if you have an STD your practitioner can prescribe medications to eliminate the disease or control its symptoms. Dr. Harrison might suggest STD vaccinations, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, for disease prevention.
If you suffer from symptoms of sexual dysfunction, such as lack of sexual desire, vaginal dryness, or pain with intercourse, Dr. Harrison lets you know if you’re a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy or non-surgical radiofrequency or laser treatment for symptom relief.
If you’re sexually active but would like to avoid becoming pregnant, Dr. Harrison counsels you about which birth control options best suit your needs based on your lifestyle, health, and preferences.
If you’d like to learn more about sex education services offered at Sovereign Women's Healthcare, schedule an appointment over the phone or use the online booking tool today.