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  • Topic: Birth Control / Contraception
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When you think about birth control, chances are your mind jumps straight to two things: condoms and birth control pills.  But there are SO many other options out there, and it’s important to know about them all—that way you can choose the method that...
  • Posted: 11/18/2016
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This has been adapted from an article on Bedsider.org  by Amanda Dennis   ...
  • Posted: 9/28/2016
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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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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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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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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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Let me just be clear from the beginning—this is not just an article about deciding to lose your virginity. Sex is a big deal whether you’re a teen or adult, and regardless of the number of people you’ve had sex with. Along with the physical risks of...
  • Posted: 5/31/2016
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And we’re back with Dr. Katharine O'Connell White, the Director of the Family Planning Fellowship at Boston University—this time to talk about STIs . (We talked to her about sex and birth control too!)  If you’re sexually active, being able...
  • Posted: 5/16/2016
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When was the last time you used calculus? Unless you're an engineer or scientist I would be willing to bet it was that awful class in 12th grade. Imagine if your parents could have opted you out of that. What if they could have just signed a sheet of...
  • Posted: 5/3/2016
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Big news! In California and Oregon, pharmacists can now prescribe some forms of hormonal birth control right in the drug store! (no doctor visit, no clinic appointment needed!)  ...
  • Posted: 4/19/2016
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Birth control is right up there as one of the most important conversations you’ll have with your doctor when it comes to your sexual health . And the best time to have that conversation is before you actually start having sex. Here, Dr....
  • Posted: 3/23/2016
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We tend to think of doctors as the people who treat us when we’re sick. But doctors can do a lot to keep us healthy too—and by healthy, yes, I also mean sexually healthy. I know that talking to your doc about sex may not feel like the most comfortable...
  • Posted: 3/7/2016
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The upside of birth control: feeling protected against an unplanned pregnancy. The down side: those pesky side effects. But are they actually as bad as we think? I sat down with Kate White, M.D.—Director of the Family Planning Fellowship at Boston...
  • Posted: 11/23/2015
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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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We’re lucky that we live in a time when there are SO many birth control methods available.  But so many options can also mean total confusion when it comes to choosing one.  Not sure which to pick?  Take this quiz for guidance.  ...
  • Posted: 11/11/2015
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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 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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Nobody wants to talk about condoms . Nobody. ...
  • Posted: 9/22/2015
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