6 doctors weighed in:

My doctor told me that they always test for syphilis if youre pregnant. Insulting?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No insult intended

No one knows for certain what one's partner may have experienced.
And the test for syphilis is to protect your unborn child from the godawful consequences of congenital syphilis (photo) -- not (forgive me) to hurt anyone's delicate feelings. I know that deep inside, you know this already.

In brief: No insult intended

No one knows for certain what one's partner may have experienced.
And the test for syphilis is to protect your unborn child from the godawful consequences of congenital syphilis (photo) -- not (forgive me) to hurt anyone's delicate feelings. I know that deep inside, you know this already.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is recommended.

The United States preventive services task force (uspstf) recommends universal screening of all pregnant women.
The world health organization recommends all women be tested at their first antenatal visit and in the third trimester. If positive, they say their partners be treated. This is done because congenital syphilis can be prevented by screening and treating mothers during early pregnancy.

In brief: It is recommended.

The United States preventive services task force (uspstf) recommends universal screening of all pregnant women.
The world health organization recommends all women be tested at their first antenatal visit and in the third trimester. If positive, they say their partners be treated. This is done because congenital syphilis can be prevented by screening and treating mothers during early pregnancy.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
Thank
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Doctors Care

No doctor offering the appropriate tests in prenatal care are in any way trying to be insulting or judging.
Doctor's know that there are diseases that can be fixed or treated before they cause life long consequences. This test is standard in prenatal care. The doctor is caring for your health and the health of your baby. Honestly.

In brief: Doctors Care

No doctor offering the appropriate tests in prenatal care are in any way trying to be insulting or judging.
Doctor's know that there are diseases that can be fixed or treated before they cause life long consequences. This test is standard in prenatal care. The doctor is caring for your health and the health of your baby. Honestly.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors