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Sex caution

SANKA PRICE, [email protected]

Sex caution

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Avoid casual, unprotected sex this Crop Over – your health depends on it.

That’s what some medical practitioners are urging Barbadians to do amid concern over the increasing numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like syphilis, herpes, gonorrhoea and chlamydia being reported.

They appealed to Barbadians to use condoms if they engage or intend to engage in casual sex which the alcohol-infused merriment of Crop Over mass events can cause.

“In the last week I saw one case of herpes and one of syphilis,” said family physician Dr Colin Alert, who described the STIs situation here as endemic.

Consultant gynaecologist-obstetrician Dr Carlos Chase said on Saturday that he was seeing more herpes and chlamydia cases, and urged Barbadians not involved in long-term committed relationships to protect themselves with condoms. (SP)

Please read the full story in the Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.