Patient of the Day
Last week, I saw a girl in the office. She was young, 14 or so, and had come in for her first pap test. She had been recently started on the birth control pill, and had the same boyfriend for 3 months (apparently an eternity when you're 14 years old). We had the talk about safe sex, and the obligatory "the pill doesn't protect you from STD's" talk. I did the physical, I did the pap. Pretty uneventful.
Her results came in today. She has chlamydia.
I am horrified by this. All of it. I can't believe that a 14-year-old is having sex. I am stunned that she has an STD. I was further blown away by her admission that 'she has a little weed on weekends'.
Apparently, I grew up in a bubble.
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