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Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact. Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is […]
This is a great question! Keep in mind that not everyone defines “sex” the same way. To some people, “sex” refers only to vaginal intercourse. To others, it includes oral and anal intercourse. To others still, “sex” includes mutual masturbation and/or sex toy play. If you are referring to vaginal intercourse, many people think vaginal intercourse has to hurt the […]
Thanks for asking this! Lets talk about what a UTI is. A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) occurs in the urinary system, typically beginning in the bladder and urethra. The infection develops from bacteria entering the urethra and growing. People with vaginas can contract UTIs more frequently than people with penises because the urethra is shorter on people with vaginas, […]
Pregnancy is possible whenever semen enters the vagina. If semen accidentally got into the vagina during anal sex, then yes, there would be a risk for pregnancy. Or, if some of the ejaculate leaked from the anus to the vaginal opening, there would be a risk of pregnancy. If someone is using a form of birth control correctly, however, they are 99% protected […]
Yes! People of all ages can get Emergency Contraception over-the-counter at most pharmacies. In Colorado there is no age restriction to buy Emergency Contraception. It is usually between $40-$60 at these locations. Someone can walk into Teen Clinic and get Emergency Contraception as well. If someone has never been a patient with us they can get Emergency […]