Dorothy is a healthy and sexually active 18-years-old female with no chronic diseases or predisposition to them. One of the critical details in her case was that the patient had an abortion about a week ago and now has a suspected infection. The hospital is currently awaiting the results of her tests. Dorothy is thrilled as she was unaware of the illness and felt fine. She claims that her genitals looked completely normal.
The Period Tracker Period Calendar is elementary and will help Dorothy track her period. It is a free application, a calendar that women can quickly fill anywhere (Abishkking Limited, 2022). This application has a birth control function; it can quickly remind the girl to take birth control pills.
The consultation has the primary responsibility in Dorothy’s case, as the apps will not be able to convey to her all the information about contraception and the right choice (Torres-Pereda et al., 2019). The plan to treat the patient under a specialist’s guidance to complete the analyses consists of the following steps:
- Raising awareness of the menstrual cycle health.
- Counseling is to warn against re-abortion, as the consequences can seriously affect family planning.
- A detailed consultation about the types of contraceptives.
Dorothy explained that she felt good these days and did not see any changes in her genitals to suspect an infection. In this regard, the nurse can conduct a consultation about the asymptomatic STD. A person with an STD or HIV cannot be seen in a crowd, and the genitals of such patients usually look completely healthy: there is no suppuration or redness (Diamond-Smith et al., 2018). It is necessary to explain to Dorothy that if the partner refuses to use a condom (in ignorance of the presence of diseases), the most reasonable thing is to refuse sexual contact with them.
Abishkking Limited. (2022). Period tracker period calendar [Mobile app]. App Store.
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Torres-Pereda, P., Heredia-Pi, I. B., Ibáñez-Cuevas, M., & Ávila-Burgos, L. (2019). Quality of family planning services in Mexico: The perspective of demand. PLOS ONE, 14(1), 1-22.