I’ve been finding it harder to urinate recently, but my mother thinks that this is just temporary and I shouldn’t worry too much—but it’s been months. Should I see my pediatrician?

Updated 29 August 2018 under Ask Us.

Finding it “hard” to urinate (pass urine) is not normal; however, there is treatment available. First, it’s important to find out what is causing your symptoms. Make an appointment with […]

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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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My boyfriend and I started dating about a week ago, and last night while we were on the phone he asked me to make him bigger, then he sent me a bad picture. It really upset me. I am also asexual, and he knew that! What should I do?

Updated 2 August 2018 under Ask Us.

How you communicate in relationships is important, and can be difficult, especially when they are new. If your boyfriend is sending you pictures or images that make you upset or […]

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Is it normal for a virgin girl to bleed a lot after sex?

Updated 21 June 2018 under Ask Us.

Not everyone who has sex for the first time will bleed. For those who do experience bleeding after their first sexual experience, it is usually spotting but not heavy bleeding. […]

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I was prescribed metronidazole gel for bacterial vaginosis (BV) today. Will the gel produce a clumpy discharge and will I still be able to have sex regularly while using the gel?

Updated 22 May 2018 under Ask Us.

A common side effect from metronidazole gel is a thick, white vaginal discharge with or without an odor which usually goes away soon after completing a full course of treatment. […]

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When is the normal age for girls to lose their virginity?

Updated 1 May 2018 under Ask Us.

The answer to this question is tricky because there is no medical definition of virginity and depending on a person’s culture, religion, and life experiences, “losing your virginity” could mean: […]

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If the condom was to break or slip off inside of my vagina, with semen in it and only a little bit got in my vagina, could I still get pregnant?

Updated 27 March 2018 under Ask Us.

Yes, you absolutely could still become pregnant! Even if the tear in the condom is tiny, it’s still big enough for sperm to leak out and reach an egg. This […]

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If I go on birth control to help me have a regular period would it still help me not get pregnant?

Updated 5 March 2018 under Ask Us.

Yes! The Pill has many benefits besides regulating your period. It is very effective in preventing pregnancy if you take it exactly as you are supposed– one pill a day, […]

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What can I use to prevent vaginal dryness and peeling?

Updated 5 February 2018 under Ask Us.

In general, you can usually prevent vaginal dryness and dry skin by avoiding irritants. An “irritant” is something that causes “irritation” which can lead to redness, dryness, peeling skin, or […]

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