HPV Vaccine Information
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital warts and changes in the cervix that can result in cervical cancer.
The Centers for Disease Control recently updated their vaccination guidelines, and one of the new recommendations was for all pre-teens to receive a 9-valent vaccine to protect against the human papillomavirus or HPV – a sexually transmitted infection responsible for most cases of genital
As a parent and a physician, I spend a fair amount of time dreaming about a world free of cancer. While that dream is far from reality, every day we are making new progress in the fight against cancer.
Birth Control (Contraceptive) Options
When the time is right to talk to your parents about birth control, there are a few small things you can do to help the conversation go smoothly.
When it comes to birth control, there are a lot of myths out there. And those myths might leave you with a lot of questions. Get the facts.
The implant. IUDs. The shot. Learn more about available birth control methods.
Parents are probably familiar with the birth control pill, but there are other options of birth control available for your teen that don’t have to be taken every day.
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.
Learn about the birth control option for women, the contraceptive patch.
Emergency Contraception (EC) is birth control that keeps you from getting pregnant after unprotected or inadequately protected sex. It comes in two forms: an intrauterine device (IUD) or a pill.
Birth control is safe, easy to use, and has few side effects. Finding the right method for you can help you prevent pregnancy until you want to become pregnant.
Combination oral contraceptive pills are a form of daily birth control that has the hormones estrogen and progestin.
Using a condom, while having sex, is a fairly effective way to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. A latex condom is also used to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).
Genital warts are skin-colored, cauliflower-like, painless growths. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.
Low maintenance contraceptives, also called Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC,) are the most effective reversible methods of birth control available to reduce unplanned teen pregnancy.