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It’s just like getting your tonsils out or going to the dentist. The first abortion became a dream-like blur that I pushed and shoved deep into dark tunnels beneath the ground where I grew up. I grew up on land with

The Truth about Sexually Transmitted Infections

By Dr Tan Hiok Hee “Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among most common infectious diseases in the world. They are spread by sexual activities, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex or anal sex. There are more than a dozen STIs caused by

Chlamydia trachomatis infections

By Dr Tan Hiok Hee, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS. Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterium that can cause a variety of genital infections. There are several strains or ‘types’, and they can cause urethritis (inflammation of the lining of the


Growing Pains Puberty is the stage where your body begins to grow and develop dramatically. During which, your body will grow faster than any other time in your life, except for when you were an infant. Back then, your body grew

10 Things You Need To Know About Abortion

Every year, approximately 46 million babies die from abortion worldwide – equivalent to one baby being aborted every two seconds. Unfortunately, the numbers are increasing annually especially amongst youths. Apart from the physical and mental trauma that a woman has to

Sex After Breast Cancer

There’s no reason to feel less of a woman with a surgical procedure that preserves the breast. One in eight women suffers from breast cancer, and about 90 per cent of them have no family history of the disease. To these