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Sexual maturity

The capability of an organism to reproduce

IT: Maturità sessualedelete

FR: Maturité sexuelledelete

Sexually transmitted infections

Infections which usually pass from one person to another through sexual contact (HIV, Papillomavirus, genital herpes, hepatitis A, B and C, and so on)

IT: Infezioni sessualmente trasmissibilidelete

FR: Maladies/Infections sexuellement transmissibles (MST/IST)delete

Sickness certificate

A certificate from a doctor confirming the state of someone’s health

IT: Certificato medicodelete

FR: Certificat de maladiedelete

Side effect

An effect (not necessarily negative) of a drug, medical treatment, or vaccine (= a substance put into a person's body to stop them getting a disease) that happens in addition to the main intended effect.

IT: Effetto collateraledelete

FR: Effet secondairedelete

Social security number

The tax identification number provides a means of identification of foreign citizens in their relations with public authorities and other administrations. Citizens who are also entitled to health care from the National Health Service are issued with the Health Insurance Card (which also contains the social security number). (or Tax identification number)

IT: Codice fiscaledelete

FR: Numéro de sécurité socialedelete

Social worker

A person who works for the social services providing help and support for people who need it

IT: Assistente socialedelete

FR: Assistant socialdelete


The inability to conceive a child

IT: Sterilitàdelete

FR: Stérilitédelete


A physical or mental feature which is regarded as indicating a condition of disease

IT: Sintomodelete

FR: Symptômedelete