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Topic Tuesday: I tested clean for STIs at my last exam a year ago. When should I get tested again?

It is possible to have an STI without having symptoms, which is why testing is so important! The CDC recommends that women less than 26years of age be screened annually. Women 26y and older should be screened for any high-risk sexual behavior including: unprotected intercourse with a new partner, multiple sexual partners, exposure to a partner with an STI, or if you are having any symptoms of vaginal irritation or discharge.

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Topic Tuesday: Is spotting while on the Mirena IUD normal?

Great question! For most women with a Mirena IUD, not having a period at all is actually the most common side effect. Typically, there is an adjustment phase when you first get a Mirena, and during this time, your period may be irregular, infrequent,...