Not all contraceptives are reliable means to protect against sexually transmitted infections. Oral contraceptives, a uterine cap, an intra-uterine device, etc. do not protect a woman from infections. Women may not feel the early symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease as clearly as men might and to avoid complications and chronic health problems in the future, it is wise to regularly visit a venereologist, depending on one’s sexual activity and the number of sexual partners, to undergo examinations and necessary tests.

For both women and men, it would be most appropriate to inform recent sexual partners about a confirmed infection, as this can prevent them from serious consequences and a possible further spread of infection.