It can be more challenging when a young person is attracted to people of the same sex. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Canada U. External link. All girls who are heterosexually active or who have shared sex toys with someone who has sex with males should have a Pap test a test where cells are collected from your cervix and then examined through a microscope to make sure they are normal and healthy 2 to 3 years after initiating sex to check for cervical cancer.
All sexually active teens, gay or straight, should be routinely tested for STIs.
What's Working: US News. Sure, the website seems legit enough, but I want to know just how educated this opinion is - and it doesn't tell me anywhere. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.
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