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Pregnant or not?

Missing regular periods has numerous physiological as well as psychological causes. Poor diet, hormonal imbalance, trauma, and the like can play havoc with a normal menstrual cycle.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 15, 2010 16:14 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala

Know about Pregnancy

I had sex with my partner in January.After that, I got my periods for two months, but I have missed my periods this month. Is there any chance of pregnancy?
Rarely, pregnancy has been reported even after a woman gets her regular periods. The chances of pregnancy in your case are practically nil. Missing regular periods has numerous physiological as well as psychological causes.

Poor diet, hormonal imbalance, trauma, and the like can play havoc with a normal menstrual cycle. The periods may be delayed without any reason in few cases. Use some form of contraception before having sex. The chances of sexually transmitted diseases are too real to be ignored.

I am a teenage boy but I feel like a girl. I secretly wear women’s clothes. Is there a solution?
Transient cross-dressing is a common phenomenon in the pubertal years. It may resolve with time.If this behaviour continues, professional help is a must. It may be one of the symptoms of homosexuality or part of a fetish.

I feel HIV infected people live for many years. Why fuss about it as deadly and just enjoy good sex instead?
Prevention is better than cure. HIV is one of the most recently classified venereal disease or sexually transmitted disease (STD). Unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected partner is now believed to be the commonest cause for HIV. Having multiple sexual partners is an added risk.

The passive partner in male homosexuals is at the highest risk. Being HIV positive is not the same thing as having AIDS, which is the final stage of the disease caused by the HIV virus. The numerous infections that occur in the human body due to the immuno suppressant effect of the HIV virus are responsible for the ultimate demise of the person.

With modern medicines, better health care and regular follow up with the doctor; it is definitely possible to lead a normal life for few years at least. Visit an ICTC.

Mail your queries to Dr Kavan Lakdawala at:
HT Media Limited, 2nd Floor, Mahalaxmi Engg Estate,
Mahim (W),&Mumbai:400016
email: skdrkavan@gmail.com