To reduce your risk of proctitis, take steps to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (SDI). The surest way to prevent SDIs is to abstain from sex, especially anal sex. If you choose to have sex, reduce your risk of SDI by:

  • Limiting your number of sex partners
  • Using a latex condom during each sexual contact
  • Not having sex with anyone who has any unusual sores or discharge in the genital area

If you're diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, stop having sex until after you've completed treatment. That way you can avoid passing the infection to your partner. Ask your doctor when it's safe to have sex again.

Jun. 12, 2012

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