Safe Sex

What does “safe sex” mean?  It can mean many different things to many different people.

It can mean protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Syphilis, and many more.

It can mean feeling secure and safe around the person with which you are intimate.

It can mean using contraception to prevent pregnancy.

It can mean being intimate in other ways besides traditional [...]

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Pap Smear Guidelines

Pap smear recommendations can be confusing for patients.  I can’t tell you how often a patient of mine asks me when her daughter should get her first pap smear.  And that is because things have changed so much through the years.  Recommendations in medicine are ever changing, especially as our technology improves.  Why?  Well, our ability to detect disease improves.  Plus, our knowledge of [...]