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I want to go on the pill but don’t want my mom to know – what do I do?

Updated 2 March 2015 under Ask Us.

In many, but not all states in the United States, your health care provider (HCP) can prescribe birth control pills without your parents’ knowledge. You can check whether this rule […]

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I think that I am depressed and I told my best friend, but I don’t know who else or how I should tell someone, or even what to do. Please help!!!!

Updated 19 February 2015 under Ask Us.

If you think you’re depressed, it can be helpful to talk to a friend, but it’s also very important to talk with a parent or an adult with whom you […]

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How to Talk to Your Parents

Updated 8 April 2021 under Health Guides.

Although it can be difficult to talk to your parent(s) or guardian(s), they love and care about you and have your best interests in mind. So how exactly do you […]

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My mom and dad broke up when I was eight, but I still can’t seem to get over it. What should I do?

Updated 5 August 2014 under Ask Us.

My mom and dad broke up when I was eight, but I still can’t seem to get over it. My mom says that I have to let it go, but […]

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How do you tell your parents that you’re pregnant?

Updated 15 July 2014 under Ask Us.

If you’re pregnant, it’s important for you to get health care as soon as possible so you can learn about your options. It’s best to get support from your parent(s), […]

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How do you know if someone you know has had intercourse yet? Can you tell?

Updated 1 May 2014 under Ask Us.

There’s really no way to tell if a person has had intercourse yet, so if you’re in a relationship with someone, it’s a good idea to ask them. Besides not […]

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Safety in Relationships

Updated 4 August 2020 under Health Guides.

During your teen years, you will have many kinds of relationships, both friendships and those that are dating relationships. Most of the time, these are fun, exciting, and healthy, and […]

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My mom and dad are really over protective. I can’t date until I’m 16. What should I do?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

My mom and dad are really over protective and they say that I won’t be able to date until I’m 16. I wish that they wouldn’t be so over protective […]

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Talking With Your Partner About Condoms

Updated 22 March 2022 under Health Guides.

Having a conversation about how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy should come way before sex, but sometimes it’s not discussed because one or both partners feel too […]

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Speaking Up for Yourself

Updated 16 March 2022 under Health Guides.

Have you ever wanted to tell someone that you’re worried, sad, or mad, but you felt nervous or didn’t know what to say? Have you ever seen something happen that […]

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