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  • Topic: Birth Control / Contraception
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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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Can we get real for a second? Some teens are doing "it". You know,  sex ! Even my friends, who are choosing to wait , have thought about it!  Birth control gives me the power to decide what I want for my future! And the only thing...
  • Posted: 11/14/2017
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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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There are tons of myths out there—and you need to know the facts. ...
  • Posted: 11/8/2016
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How to get it, how it works, and how to find the method for you. We're answering all your birth control questions.  ...
  • Posted: 10/5/2016
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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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Inexpensive, easy to find, and they don't require a prescription—no wonder condoms are so popular! Now is your chance to ask us anything. ...
  • Posted: 9/1/2016
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There are a lot of sex and birth control myths out there. Not sure if that crazy thing you heard is true? Tell us your myths and we'll tell you fact or fiction!  ...
  • Posted: 6/24/2016
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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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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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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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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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About 1 in 4 teens has an STD. We can help you learn about STDs and how to protect yourself from them—so you can make informed decisions about your sexual health. Ask Us Anything about STDs!  ...
  • Posted: 5/26/2016
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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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  • 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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