I have had sex with my boyfriend, but I have regular menstruation. Can I be pregnant?

Updated 17 February 2016 under Ask Us.

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. […]

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4 days ago, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. My period was supposed to get here yesterday and I am worried I could be pregnant. He said that a bit of semen might have gone in, but that he thinks it wasn’t enough to get pregnant. Is this true?

Updated 2 October 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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I take birth control pills. Do I have to take the “inactive pills”? Why do I have to bleed during this time?

Updated 14 September 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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Can antibiotics stop the 3 year implant from functioning?

Updated 21 July 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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My period is 6 days late and I’m starting to worry. It’s never been late before. Should I be worried?

Updated 28 May 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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I got the bar (birth control implant) put into my arm at the start of the year and since then I’ve had my period 5 times and whenever I don’t have my period I have a brown discharge. It doesn’t smell the greatest, and it’s stressing me out.

Updated 23 March 2015 under Ask Us.

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. […]

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How old do you have to be to get either the hormonal implant in your arm or an IUD?

Updated 19 March 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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How do I know if a man is wearing a condom correctly?

Updated 7 January 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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I’m on birth control pills and my boyfriend and I use condoms. Recently while we were having sex, the condom broke. I forgot to take my Pill that night, could I still get pregnant?

Updated 22 July 2014 under Ask Us.

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, […]

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Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptive Pills (POP)

Updated 10 September 2022 under Health Guides.

The progestin-only pill (POP) is a type of birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that only contains progestin. It may be prescribed for young and adults who can’t take estrogen due […]

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