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
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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.
Great question! First, you and your partner will need to learn how to use condoms correctly. This begins with opening up the condom wrapper with care. Open the wrapper carefully: Be … read more
There is a slight chance you could be pregnant. You should always take a forgotten birth control pill as soon as you remember. If you miss 1 birth control pill, … read more
The progestin-only pill (POP), also called the “Mini-pill,” is a type of birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that comes in a pack of 28 pills. Instead of containing the hormones … read more