Safe sex is more than just using contraceptives. It is also taking into account the wishes of the other person and giving each other space to discover one’s own sexual preferences and needs.
If you have experience with sexually transgressive behaviour, for example sexual assault or rape, you can go to your doctor for physical care. Your doctor can also discuss with you whether it is good to enlist the help of a psychologist. You can also contact the Center for Sexual Violence.
If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you can go to the doctor. According to the current guidelines, you can receive tailor-made advice there and (depending on the risks) you can be tested for various STDs. At Thuisarts.nl you will find more reliable information.
If you do not want to go to your doctor, an STD self-test can be an alternative. Then do the test pointer. You can order the right STI test online based on the result. It is exactly the same test that the GP uses. These STI self-tests are therefore equally reliable. Does the test indicate that you should further test for chlamydia? Then contact your doctor.
Test and further research at the GGD
You can go to GGD SENSE for a test and further investigation. For example, if you have an increased risk of an STD. Such as men who have unprotected sex with other men, people who visit prostitutes or work in prostitution themselves and people from areas where HIV and hepatitis are more common. You can often get tested for free via the GGD. Also take a look at this website of the GGD. Up to the age of 25, the examination via the GGD is free.
Morning after pill
Have you had unsafe sex or have you forgotten to take the pill and do you want to know if you should use the morning-after pill? The morning-after pill is available from pharmacies without a prescription. If it is necessary to use the morning-after pill, you will receive information about the correct use, the effect and possible side effects. If it has been more than 72 hours (3 days) since you had unprotected sex, you can no longer use the morning-after pill. Then talk to your doctor about the best choice.