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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can my gyn give me prescription for husband if i have sti?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on state law: Many state medical boards frown upon a doctor treating a patient who they have never seen or examined and for whom they have no health history (especially allergies), and it can be medicolegally risky to do so. The safest approach is to have your partner contact his own physician. You can always ask your gyn if, based on law in your own state, if they are comfortable doing so.
Dr. William Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
No: Your husband is not his patient. He is prohibited from doing this. Having said that, some do.
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Partner treatment: The answer to your question is state specific. Certain states, my state of Ohio, prohibit a Gyn from treating the partner. According to the CDC it is permissible in Iowa. But it also said it was ok in Ohio. So I suggest talking to your Gyn.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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