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For married couples, the presence of the baby is a very eagerly awaited moment. However, if you or your partner has a sexually transmitted infection, such as trichomoniasis, your chances of getting pregnant may decrease and your pregnancy may be delayed
A new pregnancy will occur when the sperm cell successfully fertilizes the egg and the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. However, in men or women with sexually transmitted infections, especially those that have not been treated for a long time, the reproductive organs can be damaged so that the pregnancy process is disrupted.
Trichomoniasis Can Affect Fertility
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. This sexually transmitted infection can only be transmitted through sexual intercourse or the use of sex toys that contain the parasite, and not by oral sex, anal sex, kissing, or toilet seats.
In addition to being experienced by women, this disease can also be experienced by men. In women, this disease can cause infection and inflammation of the vagina, inflammation of the uterine lining, inflammation of the ovaries, thereby increasing the risk of pelvic inflammation which is one of the causes of infertility.
While in men, this disease can cause inflammation of the prostate, epididymis, and infertility caused by damage to sperm so that their movement to reach the egg becomes inadequate.
If you experience it, women can experience symptoms of vaginal discharge that is profuse and smells fishy, itching accompanied by burning sensation in the vaginal area, and pain during sexual intercourse or when urinating (BAK).
While the symptoms that will arise in men are white discharge from the penis, pain after ejaculation or urination, pain and swelling in the penis area, and more frequent urination than usual.
If not treated immediately, trichomoniasis in both men and women can interfere with fertility, delay pregnancy, and can even cause permanent damage to the female reproductive organs.
Tips to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Infections
In general, sexually transmitted infections can increase the risk of damage to the reproductive organs, both in men and women. So, in order to avoid sexually transmitted infections and increase your chances of getting pregnant, there are some tips you can do, including:
- Avoid multiple partners and have sex with only one partner. This is an effective way to suppress the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.
- Some sexually transmitted infections can be prevented by vaccination, such as hepatitis B and genital warts. Make sure you get this vaccine before you become sexually active, okay.
- For men, circumcision has been shown to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV infection.
- Avoid drug use and consumption of alcoholic beverages to avoid the possibility of unsafe sex.
- Wash and wash the genitals before and after sexual intercourse.
Sexually transmitted infections, including trichomoniasis, can delay pregnancy. Not only that, trichomoniasis experienced during pregnancy can also cause pregnancy complications, such as premature birth and low birth weight.
Therefore, it is very important for you or your partner to carry out a he alth examination of the reproductive organs when planning a pregnancy, especially if you or your partner have a history of changing sexual partners and do not use condoms.
Trichomoniasis and the symptoms it causes can be treated with medication. That way, the chances of getting pregnant and having a he althy pregnancy are greater.
If you or your partner experience the symptoms of trichomoniasis as mentioned above, immediately consult a doctor for the condition to get the right treatment.