Here are 10 vital tests you should consider doing before signing your marriage certificate.
2. Hepatitis B
3. Hepatitis C
4. Other STI’s
Up to 50% of people living with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) don’t know they’re infected.
Therefore, kindly check if your spouse to be has lifelong STI’s like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes.
Then, check for the curable STI’s like gonorrhoea, syphilis, candida infection and Chlamydia
You should be concern about knowing your intending spouse’s genotype and rhesus compatibility early before thinking of marriage. Many people have allowed ignorance to put them in stress of raising offspring with red blood cells abnormalities.
There are so many articles on genotype to guide you and for rhesus compatibility, you can either be Rhesus positive (+) or negative (-).
If a Rhesus NEGATIVE lady marries a Rhesus POSITIVE man, studies shows that there’s 50% chance their baby will be rhesus positive.
If proper management is not given during pregnancy and childbirth, this could cause Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
7. Fertility profile
Fertility tests are crucial because most couples would like to have kids as early enough.
You should consider at least these 3 common tests to check fertility;
– Seminal fluid analysis
– Hormonal assay
– Pelvic ultrasound scans
The scans will access the state of the internal reproductive organs of both parties.
8. Chronic medical conditions
Be quick to ask about your partner medical condition and check for any of the following chronic medical conditions;
– High blood pressure
– Kidney disease
– Liver disease
Checking for cardiomyopathies, connective tissue diseases, cancers, early onset dementia and the likes will also be of great importance.
Knowing this will enable you seek medical assistance early enough and also make the needed lifestyle adjustments for your partner.
With the pandemic ravaging the World today, the novel coronavirus is a test to be included.
Although, COVID-19 is not classified as a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be passed on through kissing and close body contact, including having sex.
10. Mental health test
Mental assessment is one integral test we tend to neglect alot prior marriage. Consider doing this for your safety.