STIs, Stigma and Mental health
Managing one’s mental health is extremely important during and after an STI diagnosis. The psychological effects of STIs are potentially more impactful than the medical effects in the long term.
How are they related?
- Women with STIs experience anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, anger and feelings of contamination and embarrassment due to the social stigma associated with it.
- Apprehension towards proper diagnosis is common due to lack of awareness and dialogue around STIs.
- The diagnosis itself can cause feelings of hopelessness, worry, and anxiety for some women.
Mental Health Check
Take our brief assessment today for a deeper insight into your emotional health.
What can you do?
If you think if you have contracted an STI, don’t hesitate and delay your visit to the concerned doctor.
Educate yourself and others.
Awareness is the single most important tool to break any stigma. Understand your sexual and mental health better.
Talk about it.
Inform your doctor about any mental health challenges you are facing. There are plenty of avenues available to address your concerns.
Speak to our physician.
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Schedule a 1:1 consultation with an expert to openly talk about any reasons that may be affecting your emotional well-being.
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