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HPV Vaccine Information

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital warts and changes in the cervix that can result in cervical cancer.

What You Need to Know About the Newest HPV Vaccine

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

A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer - Is It Safe?

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

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Tips for Talking With Your Parents

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.

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Birth Control Myths

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.

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Which Birth Control is Right For Me?

The implant. IUDs. The shot. Learn more about available birth control methods.

What Types of Birth Control Are 99% Effective?

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.

What You and Your Teen Need to Know About Male Birth Control

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.

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Birth Control Contraceptive Patch

Learn about the birth control option for women, the contraceptive patch.

Birth Control Depo Provera

Learn about the birth control option for women, Depo-Provera.

Birth Control Emergency Contraception

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 (Contraceptive) Options

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.

Birth Control Pills

Combination oral contraceptive pills are a form of daily birth control that has the hormones estrogen and progestin.

Birth Control - Vaginal Ring

The vaginal ring is a birth control you place in your vagina.

Condoms

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 (HPV Infection)

Genital warts are skin-colored, cauliflower-like, painless growths. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.

Low Maintenance Contraceptives

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.