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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).

ok so i was on the pill & stopped about a month ago to getting my period every two weeks but lately i’ve been having unprotected sex.. is it possible to get pregnant or am i safe ?

posted on October 28, 2019 10:40 am

If you are not taking birth control pills anymore, it is definitely possible to get pregnant. If you are unhappy with the type of birth control pills you were taking, we encourage you to talk to you doctor about other methods that might work better for you. And remember that condoms are the only contraceptive […]

Hi, I’ve been on the nexplanon for about 2 months and I had unprotected sex and went the next night to buy Aftera, this was a week and 2 days ago. I took it. I just wanna know how it will affect me, my birth control, and body

posted on October 23, 2019 12:54 pm

It’s important to know that if you have an implant like the Nexplanon, you are already protected from getting pregnant. In fact, it is one of the most effective methods of contraception: only about 1% of people will get pregnant if they have the implant. So you do NOT need to take emergency contraception like […]