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Is there a certain amount of times that a guy can ejaculate in me before birth control becomes ineffective?

posted on August 24, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks for asking! Sexual activity, regardless of how often it is occurring, is not going to interfere with a birth control’s effectiveness. Birth control is only going to be effective if you’re taking it correctly. Depending on which method you are using, there are special instructions on how to use it so that it’s most […]

I have a cold sore and I used my spit to touch my vagina….

posted on August 24, 2018 1:12 pm

……can I get genital herpes? Help please I’m freaking out This is a great question! Lets talk a little bit about Herpes! There are two different types of Herpes, Herpes Simplex Virus I & II.  Type I presents itself as cold sores on the the mouth so it is not considered an STI unless it’s transmitted through unprotected oral sex (mouth to […]

What is the process of getting on the pill? How much does it cost?

posted on August 24, 2018 12:42 pm

Great question! Someone can make an appointment at Teen Clinic to get started on any birth control method (including the pill).  During your appointment, your clinician will talk with you about your personal medical history as well as your family medical history. Then together, the two of you can discuss which method might be best for you. Then, the clinician will give you […]

I had Nexplanon inserted on 7/25 (2 1/2 weeks ago?)…

posted on August 17, 2018 5:17 pm

 ….We just started having sex again a week ago. I haven’t used a condom with my boyfriend since… I’m supposed to get my period today. What should I expect? It is important to know that once someone has had the Nexplanon for a full week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in […]

My friend thinks he has a disease. He thinks he might have herpes.

posted on August 17, 2018 4:25 pm

Lets talk a little bit about Herpes! There are two different types of Herpes, Herpes Simplex Virus I & II.  Type I presents itself as cold sores on the the mouth so it is not considered an STI unless it’s transmitted through unprotected oral sex (mouth to genital contact). Type II is usually called “Genital Herpes” because it presents itself as open […]