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How much is a visit to start taking birth control and how much is the pill?

posted on February 20, 2020 5:58 pm

It depends! If you are 17 or younger, both the appointment and the prescription for the pill are FREE. If you are 18 or 19, appointments cost $0-15 and birth control pills cost $0-5. These prices depend on whether you have a steady income, and if so, how much money you make. If you are […]

I’m not sure if this is the best place to ask this but I really don’t know where else to go. I’ve been dating a guy for about 2 months now. Any time he touches me, like holds my waist or something, I just feel uncomfortable. He has kissed me (and I consented to it) but I thought it was gross and I was uncomfortable and wanted it to end. He’s a really sweet guy and I like him a lot, but I have no interest in ANYTHING physical with him. So, what does that mean? Like why do I have no physical attraction to him? Am I asexual or demisexual? Honestly, I’m just very confused by all of this and just want to understand it.

posted on January 31, 2020 4:28 pm

Figuring out your sexuality can take a long time, and it’s normal to feel confused or unsure sometimes. It’s possible you simply aren’t sexually attracted to your partner, even if you’re emotionally attracted to him. The two don’t always go together, and it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. Sometimes the attraction can build […]

Could I get birth control for free?

posted on January 22, 2020 2:03 pm

It depends! If you are 17 or younger, yes–you can come in and get a prescription for free (or you can make a donation if you like!) If you are 18 or 19, the cost of birth control would be significantly discounted (0-$50). The amount you pay as an 18 or 19-year-old depends on a […]

If my boyfriend and I are having a lot of sex is it okay for him to ejaculate inside of me every time since I’m on birth control and take it on time everyday? Or should he still pull out?

posted on January 16, 2020 1:20 pm

If you are taking your pill at the same time every day, your birth control is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, even if your partner ejaculates inside you. It’s up to you to decide whether you still feel more comfortable with him pulling out.

Which IUD do you have available for teens? The question relates to the amount of hormone in the IUD. Is it possible to get Kyleena at your clinic?

posted on December 12, 2019 6:40 pm

The IUDs we have available for teens include Mirena, Kyleena, Paraguard and Liletta. Mirena and Liletta are essentially the same; they’re just made by a different manufacturer. Kyleena is a slightly smaller IUD and contains fewer hormones than Mirena/Liletta. However, smaller IUDs can sometimes cause more breakthrough bleeding (spotting between menstrual periods) than the larger […]