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Someone can buy pregnancy tests over the counter. There is no age restriction. Using a store bought pregnancy test is just as effective as a urine pregnancy test offered at a clinic. The earliest that someone can take a pregnancy test is 14 days after the sexual contact. At that time someone will get an accurate result. […]
Thank you for asking this! While everyone’s bodies are different, a certain amount of discharge and odor can be completely normal! Knowing what is normal for your body will help you to know when something is abnormal. If you noticed a change in odor it can be a sign of infection. Some infections likes Yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis can occur organically from imbalances in the […]
…..I’m not sexually active and the first time I had my period was when I was 10-11. So shouldn’t my flow be normal already? This type of problem had happened before when I was 12 or 13. I hadn’t had my period for 2-3 months but I came back then disappeared again… should I be […]
……a day after we had sex I started to notice that I have an infection and it’s very itchy. Could it be that I have an STI or is it just an infection? Some STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can have symptoms that include itching. While using a condom during sexual contact definitely helps reduce the risk of […]
I’m struggling with coming out to my parents as Transgender. They’re not accepting of LGBTQ people… What should I do?
Thank you for asking this question! We are sorry you are not getting the support that you need. At Teen Clinic, we understand that coming out can feel scary or isolating. If you don’t feel comfortable telling your parents, maybe you can start with talking to another trusted adult. That can be a variety of […]