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  • Topic: Pregnancy
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Growing up in a very strict religion, I was taught not to talk about or ask any questions related to sex, love, or relationships (SLR). I'm sure I could’ve talked to my older sisters had I needed to. But at that time, I just didn’t feel comfortable...
  • Posted: 5/22/2018
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The implant is a matchstick-sized rod that goes under the skin of your upper arm.  It prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones to prevent ovulation and blocks sperm from reaching the egg.  It lasts up to 3 years, there’s nothing to remember, and...
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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  The patch sticks to your body—kind of like a Band-Aid—and prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones that stop ovulation and help block sperm from getting to the egg.  It’s really easy to use—just stick it on and you’re good to go.  
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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An IUD is a small piece of plastic that goes into your uterus and prevents pregnancy by making it almost impossible for sperm to move around. An IUD lasts for years and there’s nothing you have to remember.
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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An internal condom , a.k.a. the female condom, is a pouch you put in your vagina to prevent pregnancy and protect against STIs by trapping sperm. They’re safe, easy to use, and can be bought without a prescription. Just remember to use a new one...
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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The ring is a small, flexible device that you put into your vagina, where it releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. You leave it in for three weeks, then remove it the fourth week.  It’s invisible, and really effective when you use it on time...
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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Condoms slip over the penis to prevent pregnancy and lower the risk of sexually transmitted infections by trapping sperm. Some condoms also use spermicide for extra sperm-killing power.  You just have to remember to use them. Every. Single. Time.
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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The shot prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones that prevent ovulation and block sperm from getting to the egg.  Once you get it, you are set for three months, there’s nothing you need to remember, and no one can tell that you are on it.
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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The pill is birth control that you take once a day to prevent pregnancy.  There are different types, but most work by preventing ovulation and blocking sperm from reaching the egg.  The pill is easy to use.  Just take it every day, around the same...
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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When accidents happen, emergency contraception —a.k.a. EC—can be your best friend.  If the condom breaks, you forget your pills, or you get swept up in the heat of the moment, EC can effectively reduce your chance of pregnancy for up to 5 days...
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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Pregnancy begins with sperm and an egg. If sperm gets into your vagina during sex, it travels up to the fallopian tubes in search of an egg.  If it fertilizes an egg and the egg attaches to your uterus’s lining, you’re pregnant.   ...
  • Posted: 6/15/2016
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  • Posted: 4/29/2016
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Prom season...graduation season. Spring is all about special occasions, and sometimes that means added pressure to have sex. We're here to help. Ask Us Anything! ...
  • Posted: 4/21/2016
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Curious if you can get pregnant if you have sex underwater? While on your period? If you jump up and down right after? This week we're answering all of your "Can I Get Pregnant If...?" questions. ...
  • Posted: 3/18/2016
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Curious about birth control? Not sure how to talk to your partner about sex? Or maybe you just want to know what the deal is. We're answering all your questions about S-E-X.  ...
  • Posted: 2/19/2016
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New Year's…no other holiday has as much hope or promise. Looking for advice on how to start 2016 off in the best way possible? Ask Us Anything about starting fresh, starting fun, or starting fearless. Submit your questions by midnight, Thursday; we’ll...
  • Posted: 1/8/2016
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Got questions? We've got answers. This week we're taking any—and we do mean ANY—of your questions. Relationships? Birth Control? Sex? All of the above? Bring it on. Submit your questions by midnight, Thursday; we’ll post answers around noon ET on...
  • Posted: 11/30/2015
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Word around town (errrr…gyno conventions) is that IUDs are making a comeback. They’re safe for teens and leaders in the “set it and forget it” category of birth control (aka—get it inserted ONE TIME and you’re good to go for  three-12 years of...
  • Posted: 11/23/2015
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The below essay was written by Kalvin L., 17, from California. He was awarded Second Prize in the Stay Teen Project Future Essay Contest.     ...
  • Posted: 10/20/2015
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The below essay was written by Gabrielle B., 15, from Texas. She was awarded Third Prize in the Stay Teen Project Future Essay Contest.     ...
  • Posted: 10/20/2015
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The below essay was written by Montanna T., 18, from California. She was awarded First Prize in the Stay Teen Project Future Essay Contest.     ...
  • Posted: 10/20/2015
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Interested in IUDs? Curious about condoms? We've got you covered. Ask Us Anything about birth control—we're here to help! Submit your questions by midnight on Thursday; we'll post answers on Friday around noon ET. ...
  • Posted: 9/18/2015
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Summer is over and—ugh—school is back in session. Don't panic…we have answers to all your back to school questions. Submit your q's by midnight, Thursday; we'll post answers around noon ET on Friday. ...
  • Posted: 9/8/2015
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As a general rule of thumb, if a pregnancy question begins with the fact that there was a penis inside of a vagina, the answer is probably, “yes, you could be pregnant.” (Don’t totally freak here, “could be pregnant” is different than “are pregnant.”)...
  • Posted: 9/9/2013
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