What you describe sounds normal. Most girls/women get their first Depo-Provera® injection (shot) during the first five days of a normal menstrual period. You are then protected from pregnancy right … read more
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Getting pregnant is a common concern among adolescents who are involved in a sexual relationship. The only way you can 100% guarantee not getting pregnant is by not having sex. … read more
No! You can get pregnant anytime you are not using condoms and/or birth control. You can even become pregnant if your partner removes his penis from your vagina before he … read more
Most birth control pill packages are made up of 21 days of active pills (one color) followed by 7 days of “inactive” pills (a different color), however there are some … read more
Most antibiotics are completely safe to take if you have a hormonal implant, and do not interfere with preventing pregnancy. The only exception is an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis … read more
If you have had sexual contact, you could be pregnant, especially if you are not using a reliable method every time you have sex. We suggest that you see your … read more
Like other hormonal birth control methods, implants have possible side effects, which can be different for each woman. The most common side effect is irregular menstrual bleeding or missed periods. … read more
Both the hormonal implant and the IUD (intrauterine device) are safe long term birth control options for both healthy teens and adult women. They last for several years, require no … read more
There are many types of contraception that vary in how effective they are at preventing pregnancy, how much they cost, how easy they are to use, and whether they also protect against STIs. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the different kinds!
It’s a very complex decision! Ask yourself the following questions to see if you’re ready to have a sexual relationship.