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 »
Does the pull-out method actually prevent pregnancy? My boyfriend really wants to try having sex without a condom…Updated 21 October 2022 under Ask Us.
This is a really important question, and we want to answer it in two parts. First, let’s talk about withdrawal, or the “pull-out” method. Withdrawal is a risky method of […]Read more »
I am on the birth control patch (Twirla®) but I got sick and my doctor prescribed me with antibiotics (specifically Cefdinir) to help treat it. Don’t antibiotics cancel out my birth control? If I’m sexually active, am I at risk of pregnancy?Updated 14 October 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! The concern that antibiotics cause birth control to be less effective is a common, false myth. Most common antibiotics do not affect hormonal birth control […]Read more »
How quickly do the birth control pill symptoms take to appear? When will I know when my body is used to it? I am scared of gaining weight and getting moody. So far, I haven’t, but I am very anxious that I will have this worry forever.Updated 26 August 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you so much for this question! This is a totally understandable fear. Some people experience physical and mental symptoms when they start taking hormonal birth control pills. Sometimes these […]Read more »
Hey! I was wondering, could the third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine make Plan B less effective?Updated 19 August 2022 under Ask Us.
Great question, thanks for asking! Over the last year and a half, we have learned a lot about the COVID-19 vaccines created by Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna. Every […]Read more »
For the last four months, I have been taking a birth control called Wymzya FE. I really like this birth control, but when I had my physical with my primary care provider, they switched me to the generic form of Wymzya FE. My question is, will I still be protected from pregnancy if I take the generic form of Wymzya?Updated 3 June 2022 under Ask Us.
Great question! Yes, you will still be protected against pregnancy even if you take a generic form of the medication. You might being wondering, is there a difference? The simple […]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 »
Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptive pills or the “Pill”) are a type of female hormonal birth control method. Teens take the birth control pill for a variety of […]Read more »