Swinging and Screening
Make That appointment already
My dog ate half my pack of BC pills—no, really! What should I do?
ercentage of INSURED Women of Childbear Ing age Who f Illed an o pioid R x . T he S e Meds May C ause BIR Th d ef ECTS— CONTR acep T Ion I S CRUCI a l . Despite the whole multiple-partner thing, women in open relationships have the same risk for STIS as monogamous women do, a recent study finds. How can that be? Researchers say people in open relationships likely take more precautions, like using condoms and STI testing. Regardless of who (or how many people) you’re dating, get screened within a month of each new sexual partner, suggests ob-gyn Rachel Casey, MD, spokesperson for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Even if you’re with a longtime S.O., discuss the risk factors (has he cheated? have you?) at your annual gyno visit.