Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual Health services offered in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ

Good sexual health plays a crucial role in your general well-being. At Prestige Medical Care in Phoenix, Arizona, Carla Aldaz MSN, FNP, ANCC-BC, offers sexual health services to teens and adults, including family planning, sex-specific preventive screenings, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Call Prestige Medical Care today to schedule a sexual health consultation or book your appointment online.

Sexual Health Q&A

I practice safe sex. Is sexual health necessary?

Yes. It’s vital to take your sexual health seriously, even if you practice safe sex. Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don’t present obvious symptoms, so you might be sick and not realize it. 

Regular visits to Prestige Medical Care provide peace of mind and protect your health and the health of your partners.

Who can benefit from sexual health?

All teens and adults can benefit from sexual health. Make a sexual health appointment at Prestige Medical Care if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Unexpected periods or bleeding after sexual activity
  • Abnormal discharge or bleeding from the penis, anus, or vagina
  • Painful or swollen testicles
  • Sores, bumps, or rashes around your genitals, anus, thighs, or mouth
  • Discomfort or pain while urinating and/or during sex

It’s a good idea to schedule annual sexual health exams, even if you aren’t sexually active. The older you get, the more likely you will experience age-related health problems, such as breast, pelvic, or prostate cancer.

What services does sexual health provide?

Prestige Medical Care offers various sexual health services, including:

Sex-specific screenings

Sex-specific screenings, like Pap smears, breast exams, and prostate exams, try to catch cancer early on when it’s most responsive to treatment. 

Your Prestige Medical Care provider develops a personalized preventive screening schedule based on your age and personal and family medical history.

Testing for sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STIs & STDs)

If you have sex with more than one person, it’s essential to undergo testing for STIs and STDs regularly. Sexually transmitted infections are spread by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. When these microscopic organisms enter your body, they can cause disease and spread to others. 

Your Prestige Medical Care provider can determine if you’re infected and make treatment recommendations.

Family planning

Family planning is a sexual health subspecialty focused on having or preventing children.

If you want to get pregnant, your provider can recommend prenatal vitamins and other steps to help you prepare. Likewise, they can recommend contraceptives, like oral birth control or an intrauterine device (IUD), if you want to avoid having kids.

Call Prestige Medical Care to learn more about the benefits of sexual health today, or book your appointment online.