Dr. Zarine Kotian reveals the best way to prevent getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Dr. Kotian is a board certified OB/GYN and is on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.
So the best way to prevent an STD is to not have sex until you are absolutely ready. The first thing I tell all patients is to get your partner tested and get yourself tested prior to becoming sexually active.
Birth control pills, contraception that you take orally, the patch, the ring, injectables are not going to protect you against sexually transmitted infections. Even condoms barrier protection will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections like genital warts or herpes. Those things will not be protected against 100% by anything except for abstaining from sexual intercourse.
About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.
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Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health
Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN
Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health