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Do I need my parent’s permission to get on birth control?

posted on March 13, 2019 3:39 pm

At Teen Clinic, we offer services for anyone of the ages 19 and under. This would include starting birth control. If someone is 17 and under, our services are donation based. This means a person would not be charged, but they can leave a donation if they want! If someone is 18 or 19, it […]

I got the Depo injection 5 days before my normal period…..

posted on March 13, 2019 3:20 pm

……I had unprotected sex on top of that. My period is five days late should I be worried? am I pregnant? Once someone has had a hormonal form of birth control (like the Depo shot)  for 1 week it can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina).  It takes a full week for the hormones […]

Hi, I’ve had the Nexplanon for 7 months…

posted on March 1, 2019 6:43 pm

…My boyfriend and I are sexually active. We want to “go” allll the way. But we’re un sure if this will end up with me pregnant. Will it? Thanks for asking this! It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during […]

I’m a girl and when I masturbate and have an orgasm there is a clear liquid that shoots out of my vagina. is this normal?

posted on March 1, 2019 6:09 pm

The vagina is an organ that is considered self cleaning. This means that is produces and releases fluids. These fluids can help clean out the reproductive system and keep the vagina healthy. When these fluids change for any reason (like the odor, color, consistency, or amount) this can be a sign an infection is present. […]

What if you have an irregular period and you haven’t had your period in almost 3 months….

posted on February 16, 2019 6:49 pm

..Then you realize you might be spotting. But before that, a month before the spotting you were ovulating. Are you pregnant? Is it health issue? Thanks for asking this! It is important to know there are many reasons why someone may not have a regular period.  When someone gets their period for the first time, […]