My boyfriend and I want to have sex but I’m afraid of getting pregnant. We plan to use condoms but should we wait until I am on the birth control pill?

Updated 7 August 2018 under Ask Us.

Waiting to have sex until you are on birth control pills is the best choice to prevent pregnancy since the pill is more effective than condoms alone. Latex condoms lower […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: Pregnancy and CF

Updated 9 March 2021 under Health Guides.

Most women with cystic fibrosis (CF) can get pregnant. Some things may be different for a woman with CF during a pregnancy than for women without CF. Since pregnancy can […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: Deciding Whether to Become a Parent

Updated 9 March 2021 under Health Guides.

Whether or not you have CF, there is a lot to consider when you are deciding to have children. As someone with CF, you will need to think about your […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: Pregnancy and Fertility Basics

Updated 20 November 2019 under Health Guides.

Can I get pregnant if I have CF? YES.  Most women with CF can get pregnant and give birth to healthy babies, but it’s always best to PLAN AHEAD with […]

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I’m 16 and I’m still a virgin. I’m not on the pill and I want to have sex. If I have sex and the guy wears a condom what are the chances of getting pregnant?

Updated 30 March 2017 under Ask Us.

Condoms are very effective in lowering your risk for most sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, they are only 82% effective with typical use in preventing pregnancy. This means that out […]

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I’m 5 days late for my period but negative pregnancy test, should I be worried?

Updated 15 March 2016 under Ask Us.

The most common cause of a missed period is pregnancy; however, there can be other causes including: hormone imbalance (that interrupts or delays ovulation), exercise, low weight or weight loss […]

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It’s been my first month on the Depo-Provera shot and I haven’t started my period at all! Is that normal and could I be pregnant?

Updated 9 March 2016 under Ask Us.

What you describe sounds normal. Most girls/women get their first Depo-Provera® injection (shot) during the first five days of a normal menstrual period. You are then protected from pregnancy right […]

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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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My friend just turned 14 and she and her way older boyfriend who is in high school want to have a baby. I’m so worried but I don’t know what to do! I don’t want to get her in trouble, but I want her to understand the dangers involved. What should I do?!

Updated 5 May 2015 under Ask Us.

Your friend is lucky to have someone like you to be so concerned about her and her well-being. You are right to be worried because there are several reasons why […]

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Is there any other way to get pregnant besides sex?

Updated 13 January 2015 under Ask Us.

While most women become pregnant by vaginal intercourse, women can also rarely get pregnant by ejaculation of sperm right at the opening of the vagina.  Another way to get pregnant […]

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