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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 two IUDs we have available for teens are Mirena and Kyleena. Kyleena is a slightly smaller IUD and contains fewer hormones than Mirena. However, smaller IUDs can sometimes cause more breakthrough bleeding (spotting between menstrual periods) than the larger ones. Both Kyleena and Mirena are great options for teens. With both these IUDs, your […]

I’m a teen. I’m scared I may be pregnant. I can’t tell anyone in my family and I don’t know what to do. Please help me.

posted on December 12, 2019 4:45 pm

We’re sorry to hear this is causing you so much stress. The only way to know for sure whether you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. You can get these tests at most grocery stores and pharmacies, and they have to be done at least 14 days after unprotected sex in order to be […]

If I got tested for STDs would HPV show up?

posted on November 27, 2019 11:12 am

It depends! HPV is tricky because it can only be tested in females; there is no test for males. Females can be tested for HPV through something called a pap smear, which is a swab of the cervix. A doctor or nurse uses a small brush to gently take some cells from your cervix. The […]

I currently have had a yeast infection for a week now that the research I’ve done has clearly confirmed. The problem is that I am fourteen years old and I have no one other than my mom to buy medicine for me and I really don’t want to tell her about it because she is very judgemental. What are the safest and best home remedies that I can try out and what are some ways or preventing this infection?

posted on November 18, 2019 4:46 pm

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medical provider. This way, they can make sure it’s a yeast infection and give you the appropriate treatment. If you are concerned about your mom finding out, remember that our clinic is confidential (any kind of testing […]

Would I be able to get the pill without parental consent and what would the cost be?

posted on November 6, 2019 6:37 pm

Yes, you can come in and get the pill without your parents knowing. The price depends on your age; if you are 17 or younger and getting the pill confidentially, it is free. If you are 18 or 19, it would be at a significantly reduced cost (generally between 5 and 20 dollars).