Love is in the air in February. That’s what makes it the perfect time to see your OBGYN for an STD screening and to discuss birth control options with a medical professional. Your love life can blossom without the fear of disease or unplanned pregnancy changing your lifestyle. Dr. Ahmadinia of OBGYN High Desert informs and empowers his patients so they’re able to make the right decision for themselves concerning their sexual health and overall well-being.
The Advantages of STD Screenings
Some of the advantages of regular STD screenings include a clean bill of health, identification of the presence of and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, access to detailed information about STDs, and awareness of just how many people have or come into contact with diseases with their sexual partners. Possessing this knowledge about yourself and your sexual partners helps keep you safe from contracting STDs such as gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, HPV, and herpes. It also prevents you from passing a sexually transmitted disease to your newborn baby if you decide to give birth vaginally.
The Types of Birth Control Options Available
In addition to male and female condoms, there are also oral contraceptives, IUDs, and injectable forms of birth control available. Knowing which is right for you is ideal as some prevent pregnancy for years and are only recommended for women who have already had children. Having options and being aware of how they are advantageous helps you make a decision that impacts your health, happiness, and lifestyle. Your OBGYN will get to know your medical history, current lifestyle, and family size, so he is able to give you sound advice concerning contraceptives.
Spice Up Your Love Life by Exercising Safety
There is no better time than today to undergo discreet STD screenings and discuss birth control options with Dr. Ahmadinia. Your sexual health is as important as your physical, mental, and emotional health. Preventing diseases and unplanned pregnancies are something all women can easily do by actively seeking care and services from their OBGYN. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, either, because your confidentiality is of utmost importance at OBGYN High Desert.