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Take Back Your Power with These Reproductive and Sexual Health New Year's Resolutions

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Among New Year's resolutions, one goal is common: to be healthier. But not as many understand sexual and reproductive health as part of that need. The Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) states that 70% of women do not see a gynecologist before the age of 20.


But, in addition to women's fear or reluctance to see a specialist, there are also economic and social barriers. The Guttmacher Institute states that Hispanic women in general, and uninsured women in particular, are much less likely to receive sexual and reproductive health services than non-Hispanic white women and women with private insurance.


That's why it's important for Latinas to take control and make this issue a priority. Here are some resolutions to add to your list that can make a difference in your health.


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Go to the Gynecologist


According to Harvard University, it is recommended to see a gynecologist when you first become sexually active, or at least once before the age of 21, and continue to make an annual follow-up appointment as long as there are no risk factors. At these appointments, you can choose your contraceptive method, plan your pregnancy, rule out sexually transmitted infections and prevent several types of cancer, including cervical, breast and ovarian cancer.


Choosing a Contraceptive Method


Effective contraception brings social and health benefits to mothers and their children by reducing unwanted pregnancies and abortions and facilitating family planning. You can consult the information on contraceptives in Aya Contigo or go to your trusted professional for guidance.


Bridging the Gender Gap in Orgasm


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Pleasure is part of sexual health, but men experience it in greater quantities than women. According to Statista, 95% of them say they orgasm most of the time during sex, compared to 25% of women. While 59% of them say they have faked an orgasm, compared to 25% of men. So if you want to help bridge this gap, the first step is to get informed, explore yourself and discover ways to get the pleasure you deserve.


Having Safe Sex


A YouGov survey reveals that 1 in 4 men have had unprotected sex with one-night stands, as have 14% of women and 14% of respondents say they never practice safe sex. These figures remind you that one of your New Year's resolutions should be to protect yourself from both unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.


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Taking Care of Your Mental Health


When you love and respect yourself, it is easier to make decisions in favor of your sexual and reproductive health and avoid situations that put you at risk. And a vital part of that self-respect is taking care of your mental health. According to the WHO, "mental health is a basic human right. And it is crucial for personal, community and socioeconomic development." Give yourself peace, self-care and seek help from professionals if you need it. Always be your priority.


At Aya Contigo we are here to accompany you and offer you reliable information about abortion and contraception. What New Year's resolutions would you like to add to this list?


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