Question for Betty.

I'm pregnant and had sex with my boyfriend.  He has a cut on his penis.  Do you think the baby is in danger, or is it fine?

Betty's Answer.

First of all, have you had your first prenatal visit with your health care provider?  This would be an important time to check for STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in both you and your partner.  It is okay to have sex during pregnancy, as long as you have both been screened for STIs.  Definitely the "cut" on the penis should be checked out by a health care provider.  What appears as a "cut" may be a sign of a STI, such as syphilis, herpes, or genital warts.  The penis is an unusual place to have a laceration to the skin.