What information about urethritis should patients be given?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Instruct patients to avoid the following high-risk behaviors are associated with STDs:

  • Intercourse at a young age, which with rare exceptions is associated with multiple sex partners and unprotected intercourse

  • Intercourse with multiple partners

  • Drug abuse

  • Unprotected sex

  • Intercourse with partners known to have infections

Instruct patients to use barrier devices with all partners at all times.

For patient education information, see Urinary Tract Infections, Birth Control Spermicides, Birth Control Methods, and Birth Control Overview.


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