She came to see me
I was impressed she was coming in for a routine checkup
21 was she
We discuss sex..
The sanctity of it
The sacredness of it
The implications of it
We discuss pregnancy prevention
We discuss all options given her wishes
She trusts my opinion…
“What do I think is best?”
I said abstinence
I did not… crickets…
“You’re serious?” she kept laughing
You said best… I retorted with a smirk …
I explained I am an HIV specialist
So I think best scenario…
We discuss IUD versus implant ..
We agree nexplanon…It’s an implant that goes under your skin and can help prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years…
We talk risk versus benefits
I place it 2 weeks later…
I beg her to use condoms still
And nudge her that the gift of her body is not for just anybody!
“Thanks doc… you sound like my mama.”
I thank her for that compliment.
Well like yo mama, I care about ya!!!
Dr. Tolulope Olabintan MD, AAHIVS, FAAFP, dipABLM
Dr. Tolulope Olabintan is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Livingspring Family Medical Center.
She is a Christian, Family Physician, writer, mentor, mother and wife. She takes joy in empowering her patients and readers to live their fullest lives possible.
She helps patients live long and well as she believes that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity of life.
She is also a foodie and loves the colors teal and orange.
Dr. Olabintan completed her medical degree at UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School in 2007. Dr. O went on to finish her Family Medicine Residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine residency where she also served as a Chief Resident. She then went on to complete a women’s health/surgical obstetrics fellowship at St Francis hospital in 2011. She is a board-certified Family Physician, Lifestyle Medicine, a HIV specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.