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  • Topic: STIs
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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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When Lexus Phillips was growing up as a self-identified queer black woman in Memphis, Tennessee, she had a distinct feeling of flying blind into relationships. “There’s this dominant narrative of boy meets girls, they fall in love, and this is what it...
  • Posted: 10/20/2016
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Sure, you’ve probably heard a lot about STIs . But if you’re like many people, you were only half listening because it didn’t seem like anything that would ever affect you. You may have thought STIs only happen to people who have a lot of sex, date...
  • Posted: 6/27/2016
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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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  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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If STIs were running for class president, HPV (aka Human papillomavirus infection) would win by landslide. Seriously. It’s insanely popular (if one can call a sexually transmitted infections “popular”!)—experts say that around 80% of people will...
  • Posted: 6/9/2016
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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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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’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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Nobody wants to talk about condoms . Nobody. ...
  • Posted: 9/22/2015
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Buying  condoms  can be an intimidating process. But like many things, it’s probably a lot scarier in your head then it is in real life. Need a little help? Worry not, here’s your condom buying manual: ...
  • Posted: 6/30/2015
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I know some teens think that having unprotected sex is no big deal, because they don’t think STIs or unplanned pregnancy will happen to them. I understand your thinking process. I was also that kid who believed I’d never catch anything or that gross...
  • Posted: 5/13/2014
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Every week, we get a ton of questions asking everything from how to use a condom to how to talk to that cute guy in AP English. When we get a really good one, we want to share it with the world because—chances are—more than one person has the very...
  • Posted: 3/19/2014
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Pick up your wallet, take out the cash, hand it to the cashier…ah, if only buying condoms were that easy! But as you may imagine, this purchase can come along with healthy dose of both confusion and embarrassment. To help with that, here’s your...
  • Posted: 7/10/2013
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Spoiler Alert! Unless you get tested by your doctor, there is no definitive way to know if you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) . It’s easy to fall into the trap of diagnosing yourself/your partner based on certain facts, pictures you’ve...
  • Posted: 9/19/2012
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