Our expert says:
How old is your daughter? I am wondering why it is you that is asking and not her?
STI's can be symptomatic - signs such as yellow/green and sometimes smelly discharge, pain in the lower abdomen and back, pain during intercourse, warts or ulcers around the vulva. Be aware that some of these 'signs' may also be something other than an STI too - eg. thrush may be sexually transmitted or due to an imbalance in the natural bacteria of the genital area.
STI's may also be unsymptomatic, in otherwords, there may be no obvious signs. To answer your question about 'detecting' an STI in your daughter, I would encourage you not to unless she brings such concerns to you. If you are aware or suspect that she is sexually active, I would encourage you to educate her (or go with her so you both can learn) about STI's and how to keep safe etc. SExual activity should be private and I would argue that unless the child is underage, parents should allow their adult child such rights of privacy and support them as appropriate.
If your daughter has an STI, it does not necessarily mean that her boyfriend does. If they are having unprotected sex, then there is a good chance of him having it too, yes. But this is not necessarily the case...
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