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What can be done to help prevent infertility?

You can lower your chances of having these problems. Here's what you can do:

  • Use latex condoms when you have sex. This helps prevent the diseases that people get from having sex. These diseases often cause problems later on.
  • Have sex only with your partner.
  • Do not use lubricants when you have sex.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not use street drugs.
  • Ask Dr. Hardy or the Nurse Practitioner about the medicines you use.

Call the office if you have any problems. Watch for:

  • a discharge from the vagina that is not normal
  • a pain in your abdomen
  • fever
  • bleeding from your vagina that is not normal
  • a change in your periods
  • pain when you have sex
  • sores and itching in the vagina or rectal area.