If a female is prescribed hormonal birth control, the medication “tricks” the ovaries into thinking that the woman is already pregnant, thus holding back the egg from being popped into the fallopian tubes.What many don’t understand, however, is that this reaction can trigger or prevent other functions in the body, which could be perceived as beneficial by the woman taking the medication.
How can parents of teens have a conversation and an open line of communication upon his or her first relationship without it seeming like an after-school special? Here are some of our expert's favorite tips to address questions and concerns.
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I spend time educating students in high schools on safe sex practices, including contraceptives (birth control) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. When it comes to contraceptives, I hear a lot of inaccurate information that teens have heard, mostly from friends and the internet. Read More
“Where do babies come from?” It’s a question children have asked adults for decades. We use different stories and legends - such as storks delivering babies in baskets - to answer those questions until children are older and ready to talk about relationships and sex. Read More
When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), many parents may feel uncomfortable talking with their teen. This is hardly surprising, as the “sex talk” tends to be the last thing most parents want to discuss! Teens don’t want to bring it up, either. Read More
Today our teens have access to a wide variety of information, both real and false, right in the palm of their hands. Despite what some of our kids have heard on social media, there is no FDA-approved male birth control option. Read More