Entries by Miri Yeo

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a major issue amongst women of any age. They may lead to a variety of complications as they can affect the reproductive health of women if left untreated. Therefore, it is important to recognize their symptoms and the need for early medical review and treatment cannot be emphasized strongly enough. […]

HIV PrEP & HIV PEP For HIV Prevention

  Transcript from video: Hi, I’m Dr. Jonathan Ti from Dr. Tan and Partners, and today I’d like to talk about HIV PrEP. PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it has emerged in recent years as one of the most effective ways to prevent HIV infection. Individuals taking PrEP can reduce their risk of getting […]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2020

On December 1st, the global community unites to commemorate World AIDS Day, showing support for those living with and affected by HIV, and to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS. This year in particular, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare how critically interlinked our health is with issues such as social inequality, […]

Why is my vagina itchy? (Video)

Vaginal itching is a fairly common and unpleasant symptom that most women may experience at some point in their life. There can be many causes of vaginal itching. While most cases tend to give rise to the discomfort for only a short period of time, some rarer causes may result in long-standing, persistent itching which […]

Movember 2020 | Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer represents only about one percent to two percent of all cancers in males, but is one of the most common cancers in young men. It occurs predominantly in young males aged 20-40 years old. Signs & Symptoms Typically, patients present to their doctor with a painless lump in one or both testes. Occasionally, […]

Mental Health | Movember 2020

Latest statistics show that the number of male suicides in Singapore is double that of women.  Mental health experts are not surprised by this finding. Men are generally less willing to express their vulnerabilities. They usually feel it’s not manly to be sharing their feelings or problems.  Suicide prevention service Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said […]

Prostate Cancer | Movember 2020

Movember is a month to create awareness for Men’s health.  Why do we need to create this awareness?  There are an increasing number of men suffering from specific conditions unique to men like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and also mental illness. On top of them there are more men dying from these conditions.  In this […]

7 Common Causes For Painful Ejaculation

Should pain come right after delightful joy with your partner? No! There is no such thing as extreme joy culminating in sharp pain. If it happens to you, my friend, you need to get some advice. Painful ejaculation is the most simple term to describe it. There are many other terms in the dictionary like […]

Mycoplasma Hominis

What is Mycoplasma hominis? Mycoplasma hominis is a tiny bacterium which can be transmitted through sexual contact. It is a member of the Mycoplasma spp. family which also include Mycoplasma genitalium.  How is Mycoplasma hominis transmitted? Mycoplasma hominis is most commonly transmitted through sexual contact – genital-to-genital intercourse as well as oral-genital intercourse. It can […]

Epididymitis

The epididymis is a ductal system behind the testis and serves as a conduit for sperm produced in the testicle to be transported into the Vas Derferens to eventually reach the urethra. Epididymitis is a condition where the epididymis becomes inflamed usually from an infection, though trauma and autoimmune disease is a possible cause. Signs […]