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Am I supposed shave my pubes? I’m a 15 year old male

posted on January 5, 2019 5:42 pm

Everyone has pubic hair. People usually start to notice pubic hair around puberty. Pubic hair is a completely normal part of growing up. Choosing whether or not to shave your genitals is a very personal decision.  Some people shave because they find it more attractive; some people don’t shave because they find having hair more attractive. Some people […]

I got my Depo shot two weeks ago and had unprotected sex with my boyfriend yesterday …

posted on January 5, 2019 5:31 pm

….and he did not pull out. Is there any chance I can be pregnant? I heard that after a week  the Depo is in full effect and you are protected against pregnancy? 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 […]

Is there a way you can tell if a woman has Chlamydia?

posted on December 28, 2018 5:24 pm

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact. Most of the time, people do not experience […]

How long after getting an IUD do I have to wait to start having sex again?

posted on December 28, 2018 1:58 pm

IUDs (Intrauterine Devices) are long term, reversible methods of birth control used to effectively reduce the risk of pregnancy. An IUD is a T-shaped device that rests in the uterus.  There are two types of IUDs: Hormonal & Non hormonal. The Hormonal IUD works by releasing hormones to thicken the cervical mucus. The Hormonal IUD is 99%effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy and lasts up to 3 or 5 years! Non Hormonal […]

I was wondering if I can get my Nexplanon removed here ?

posted on December 7, 2018 6:47 pm

Yes! Someone can have their Nexplanon removed at Teen Clinic. It is recommend that someone refrains from unprotected sex 5 days before their appointment. If there was unprotected sex during those 5 days there could be a risk of pregnancy once the Nexplanon is removed. At Teen Clinic, If you are 17 and under: You […]