What is self-care?

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What is self-care?

To help you better understand the concept of self-care, we've created a series of blogs to guide you through sexual and reproductive health, and some of its associated self-care options. But first, take a quick look at our overview video!

Whether you consider yourself an expert on sexual and reproductive health or this is completely new to you, this series will teach you all about sexual and reproductive self-care, and how you can engage in caring for your health and body.

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Why should you care about self-care?

There is no doubt that self-care is an essential part of your health. It is sometimes more frequently associated with mental health, but it can also play a big role towards improving physical health and wellbeing too.

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Family planning and contraceptive care

Whether you’re looking to prevent an unintended pregnancy, or thinking about fertility care, contraception can play a key role. In this blog, we'll explore how you can self-manage contraception & fertility.

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Safe and effective abortion self-care

Abortion self-care usually includes the self-administration of medical abortion but could also mean self-management of other aspects of the abortion process, such as the post-abortion care.

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How to test for an STI at home (Part 1)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, oral sex and even through close skin-to-skin sexual contact. Here, we will focus on HIV and syphilis – from symptoms and testing to exploring your self-care options.

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How to test for an STI at home (Part 2)

It is important to remember that most STIs are curable or treatable. The earlier you know your status, the quicker you can get treatment and care. In part 2, we will talk about self-testing for HPV, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis.

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What to expect during pregnancy

Giving birth and having a baby can be a very exciting time in your life. To enjoy a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience, our tips and information may help you care for your body and enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest.

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