7. Have You Spoken With Your Doctor?
If you are deciding to become sexually active, it’s a good idea to discuss birth control with your doctor before you have sex. Find out about all of your options for contraception and if there are any medical side-effects you should know about, especially if you’re on some other kind of medication that could interfere with any other hormones. Some women also may want to investigate getting an HPV vaccine which is usually only available to women who are not yet sexually active. If you are considering this vaccine, you will want to talk to your doctor about if you are eligible for it before having sex. At any rate, you should want to speak to your gynecologist about any concerns you may have before you become sexually active. Always be honest with your doctor so that he or she can give you the best care possible. It may not be a comfortable conversation but it’s a necessary one, and your doctor only wants to help you stay sexually healthy.