I just finished a 7 day break from my birth control pills. I am starting my second pack of pills. Will I be protected against pregnancy right away?

Updated 27 March 2023 under Ask Us.

Awesome question! Protection against pregnancy really depends on when you took your 7-day pill break. Most birth control pill packs contain 21 active (contain hormones) pills and 7 placebo (no […]

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Epilepsy: Pregnancy Planning

Updated 22 June 2022 under Health Guides.

Can I get pregnant if I have epilepsy? Yes! Women with epilepsy – just like women without epilepsy – are able to become pregnant and have children. Some women have […]

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Epilepsy: Antiseizure Medications & Birth Defects

Updated 22 June 2022 under Health Guides.

Do antiseizure medications cause birth defects? This is a great question with a complicated answer. In the general population (meaning those who do not have epilepsy) birth defects occur in […]

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Pregnancy: Eating During Pregnancy

Updated 4 June 2022 under Health Guides.

You may have heard that there is a special diet that you should follow when you are pregnant. While it is true that there are some foods that are best […]

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My pregnancy test was negative and I used protection, but my period is 9 days late. Should I be concerned?

Updated 10 May 2021 under Ask Us.

Yes, it’s still possible to be pregnant even after a negative pregnancy test and successful protection use. When condoms are used 100% effectively, they provide 98% chance of protection against […]

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My boyfriend pushed his penis into my navel (belly-button) and he ejaculated (came) a little inside of my belly-button! I also touched my belly button a few minutes after it happened and then touched the outside of my vagina. I was on day two of my period. Can I get pregnant?

Updated 18 March 2021 under Ask Us.

Anytime a person has unprotected sex (i.e. touching, rubbing, penetration (with a penis/sperm)) there is an increased chance that they could become pregnant. You can’t get pregnant through your belly-button, […]

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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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I have taken two pregnancy tests and they both came back positive. I am a virgin! How is this possible? I don’t know how to tell my parents, help!

Updated 27 November 2020 under Ask Us.

There isn’t a medical definition of a “virgin” or virginity. The term is used differently by different people and may relate to cultural or religious beliefs or the meaning of […]

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I really want to get pregnant. The only problem is, I haven’t had my first period yet and I am worried about getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Is it possible to get pregnant (even if I haven’t had my period yet), while protecting myself from STIs?

Updated 2 October 2020 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. It is totally possible for a young woman to become pregnant without having her first period. This is because during ovulation a mature egg is […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: Trikafta

Updated 3 January 2020 under Health Guides.

What is TrikaftaTM? Trikafta is a “triple-combination therapy” made of three different modulator drugs- tezacaftor, ivacaftor, and elexacaftor. Modulators work by helping to fix defective CFTR protein. Trikafta may be […]

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