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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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LGBTQ: Contraception

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

Contraception, or birth control, is important for anyone that does not wish to become pregnant. Especially those who are sexually active, are thinking about becoming sexually active, or just aren’t […]

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Contraception: Quiz

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

There are many different 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 […]

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Can the birth control pill affect your fertility (ability to have children)?

Updated 14 January 2021 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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