Hiya, I read the article on this site by Bettie about the STD testing process (it was very informative, thanks!). But I have just one question..and as usual, it's a pretty stupid question. The last time I went to my gyno, as I was leaving, she told me, "See you when you're 18!" She meant that I wouldn't have to come back until then. What's so important about going back when I'm 18? I thought it might have something to do with STD testing, but I wasn't sure. I mean, when you turn 18 do they do a STD test no matter if you're sexually active or not or something? Thanks
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