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Can you get an STD if you have sex while you're on your period?

10 doctors weighed in
Ken Starnes
General Practice
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In brief: Yes.

Menstruation provides no protection against spreading a sexually transmitted disease.
Condoms are the most effective way, but nothing is 100% sure.

In brief: Yes.

Menstruation provides no protection against spreading a sexually transmitted disease.
Condoms are the most effective way, but nothing is 100% sure.
Ken Starnes
Ken Starnes
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Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care

In brief: Yes.

If the person you are having sex with has an std, you can get it whether you are on your period or not.

In brief: Yes.

If the person you are having sex with has an std, you can get it whether you are on your period or not.
Dr. James Loflin
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