Pre-pregnancy and IVF STD Testing
Start your journey on the right tracks with Your Sexual Health
If you’re planning to start a family then you might want to make sure you’re clear of STIs before doing so. Even if you’ve been with your partner for a long period of time, STIs can still be carried without symptoms and the only certain way to diagnose them is by taking a test.
There are a number of risks associated with having STIs when it comes to pregnancy and trying to get pregnant. The most important of which is that certain common STIs can cause infertility and therefore it’s important that you are clear of them before you start trying for a baby. The other risk is that the STD may be passed on to your unborn child, potentially leaving them with a lifelong disease such as HIV or hepatitis.
STD Testing before IVF
Many IVF clinics require you to undergo STD testing before you begin your treatment. The most common requirement is that you undergo a chlamydia test before you have IVF treatment. Here at Your Sexual Health we can provide you with the medical industry standard of over 99% accuracy from our laboratory tests. We will then provide you with certification of your result, gained in your correspondence from us.
What testing do you offer?
Here at Your Sexual Health we can offer a range of pre-pregnancy and IVF STD testing that will ensure you have no additional obstacles in your way before trying for a baby. Options include individual STD tests or full profile tests, which can diagnose a number of conditions using the same sample. Key tests that you may require before undergoing IVF treatment or trying for a baby include chlamydia and gonorrhoea, both of which may have no other symptoms.
We have a number of STD testing options which are designed to offer maximum convenience for you and your partner. Our clinics are located in a number of cities and towns across the country, with appointment times arranged to suit your schedule. We also offer a home visit service which can call at any address across the UK between 8.00am and 8.00pm. If that’s still not enough then our postal tests will allow you to deposit a sample and post it to our laboratory at your own leisure.