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On a chemical level, no: ecstasy, cocaine, and similar drugs have not been found to decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as Plan B. (Some prescription drugs and herbs do, though, so be sure your healthcare providers know what you’re taking.) However, drug use can affect your sexual health choices in other ways. It’s well-documented […]
Hey I have NEVER had my period before, and yesterday and today, I’ve had brown tiny spotting, and when I wipe, it’s clumpy brown and black discharge. Is it the start of my period or something worse?
It’s important to remember that everybody experiences puberty differently, and no one has the same kind of period. Menses, or the fluid that comes out of your vagina when you’re on your period, is only made up of about 50% blood. The rest of the fluid contains certain parts of the lining of your uterus, […]
If you’re being treated for chlamydia, it’s really important that your sexual partners get treated as well. Otherwise, you can keep passing the infection back and forth (or to other people). While taking the medication, don’t have sex for 7 days. If you only have 1 dose of medication, wait for 7 days after you […]
My friend is 14 years old and she sent her crush an image of her body on Snapchat, it was in the dark and her private part was covered with her leg and her chest was covered with her arm but our friend told her it was illegal and it’s on the internet for ever and now she feels really scared and bad. She definitely doesn’t want to tell an adult but I don’t know what she should do because she keeps telling me she just feels guilty and nervous… please help us out
We’re sorry that you and your friend feel scared about this, and your question is an important one. You have to be very careful about sharing sexually explicit images and/or texts (“sexting”). Each state has its own laws about sexting. In Colorado, the law depends greatly on whether the text/image sent was consensual (in other […]
Yes, abortions are provided by licensed, experienced, specially trained physicians. Follow-up exams are performed by nurse practitioners. We also offer counseling services that are confidential, non-judgmental, respectful and empowering. Colorado law requires that if you are under 18 years old, you must notify your parents of your intent to have an abortion, unless you are […]