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Does the Pill make you gain weight?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

Some teens gain weight and some teens lose weight while on the Pill, but most stay exactly the same. Try to remember to watch your portion sizes, avoid fast food, […]

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Updated 5 June 2019 under Health Guides.

More and more teenagers are choosing abstinence because they want to be 100% sure of avoiding STIs (sexually transmitted infections) and pregnancy. Even teens who have had sex before are […]

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Hormone Patch (Xulane/Twirla)

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

The patch looks like a square Band-Aid (less than 2″ x 2″) and is worn on the skin. It contains hormone medicine like birth control pills, but the dose absorbed […]

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Vaginal Hormonal Ring (NuvaRing®, Annovera™ )

Updated 6 December 2022 under Health Guides.

The vaginal ring is a method of birth control that provides both estrogen and progestin hormones. You need a prescription from your health care provider. The vaginal ring is also […]

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Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

Updated 1 September 2023 under Health Guides.

Female sterilization, also called “tubal sterilization” is a huge decision because it’s a permanent type of contraceptive. This means that it protects against pregnancy forever. Individuals who choose this option usually do […]

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Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)

Updated 31 August 2023 under Health Guides.

The suckling (breast-feeding by a baby) changes how a person’s body works and stops a person’s ovaries from releasing an egg. When there is no egg, pregnancy can’t happen. Out of 100 […]

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Withdrawal or Pull-Out Method

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Withdrawal (also called “pull out” method is when the male withdraws his penis completely from the woman’s vagina before he ejaculates (releases many sperm all at once). Withdrawal is a […]

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Fertility Awareness Based Method (FAB)

Updated 30 August 2023 under Health Guides.

FAB is also known as natural family planning. Some people who were born with reproductive organs, choose this method because of concerns about side effects from other contraceptive methods such […]

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Intra-Uterine Devices (IUDs)

Updated 30 August 2023 under Health Guides.

An intra-uterine device is a type of birth control that is inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There is more than one kind of […]

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I heard that birth control pills cause cancer. Is this true?

Updated 6 March 2014 under Ask Us.

No. The Pill actually protects against cancer of the ovaries and cancer of the lining of the uterus. A woman is half as likely to get cancer of the uterus […]

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