What should you do if you go to a clinic for birth control and the doctor judges you and lectures you on premarital sex? Should you tell them to keep their opinions to themselves or tell them that you don’t see anything wrong with premarital sex?Updated 28 October 2022 under Ask Us.
We’re so glad that you asked us this question, and so sorry that your provider behaved in an inappropriate and judgmental way during your clinic visit. The responsibility of your […]Read more »
Are there any side effects from Depo-Provera (injectable birth control)? I haven’t had my period since I received my first injection one month ago. Should I be concerned?Updated 18 March 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! Most teens receive their first Depo-Provera injection during the first five days of their last normal menstrual period, which provides protection against pregnancy right away. […]Read more »
I have an appointment with my doctor to talk about birth control, because my period symptoms are difficult to manage. What questions should I ask? Are there any questions they may ask me? How do I know if I am receiving the right pill for me?Updated 11 March 2022 under Ask Us.
Awesome question and great job advocating for yourself! There are a lot of different methods for birth control methods (pills, patches, rings, injections, implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), etc.) available, so […]Read more »
Does birth control stunt your growth? Rumor has it you’re only supposed to go grow 2 inches after your start your period, but I’ve grown 8 inches since it started. I got my period 2 years ago and now I am thinking about birth control. I am just worried I will stop growing if I take it.Updated 28 May 2021 under Ask Us.
Great question! It’s very unlikely that since you have already started your period that your growth won’t be effected by the birth control pill. In most teens, by the time […]Read more »
I recently had unprotected sex while taking antibiotics (medicine used to treat infection) and antifungals (medicine used to treat fungal infections). Could I be pregnant?Updated 3 March 2020 under Ask Us.
Great question, thank you. For many years, there was a misconception surrounding the interaction between antibiotics and oral contraceptives (the pill). While there are a very few antibiotics such as […]Read more »
I’ve had a hormonal for nearly 3 years (expires in September). Originally, it completely stopped my period but recently I started bleeding and peeing more frequently. Is this normal?Updated 20 February 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. A hormonal implant is an alternative form of birth control, containing the hormone progestin. The implant is a small thin piece of flexible plastic that […]Read more »
Birth control options are easily available in some countries and many states in the U.S., but not in others. In some communities, birth control pills may even be sold over-the-counter […]Read more »
I got my first Depo-Provera® injection 6 days ago, and I had sex today. Will the Depo shot still work right away so I won’t get pregnant?Updated 22 May 2019 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question. Whether or not the Depo-Provera® injection will protect you from pregnancy depends on when you received it. For example: If you received the Depo-Provera® injection during […]Read more »
If the condom was to break or slip off inside of my vagina, with semen in it and only a little bit got in my vagina, could I still get pregnant?Updated 27 March 2018 under Ask Us.
Yes, you absolutely could still become pregnant! Even if the tear in the condom is tiny, it’s still big enough for sperm to leak out and reach an egg. This […]Read more »
Hello! So, I’m 15 and I have been thinking about getting the bar (Hormonal implant). I don’t know if I’m too young or if it’s unreasonable for me to get it. Should I get the bar?Updated 3 January 2018 under Ask Us.
The hormonal implant is a safe and long term birth control option for healthy teens and adult women, however different states and different health clinics have various policies on whether […]Read more »