When I first started taking the birth control pill last year, it was just to make my period regular – I wasn’t having sex. Now I am thinking about having sex, but I’m not sure when it’s safe to do so. Can I have sex at any time without getting pregnant as long as I take the pill? Or do I have to wait a while first?
I’ve been having sex with my boyfriend for a little over a month. Already I have had to take the morning after pill twice after unprotected sex. Then, today, we determined I should take it again. The previous times I have taken it, it caused a few days to a week of bleeding. Would that be considered my period?
Though many students have heard about how alcohol or taking drugs can increase the chances of being assaulted or raped, not everyone has heard about the range of tips that one can take to reduce their risk of assault.
You may have heard about the “HPV vaccine” or the “cervical cancer vaccine”. Both names are a little overblown only because there is no vaccine that can prevent against all strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) nor is there any vaccine that can prevent all cases of cervical cancer. But we are certainly getting closer!
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmissible infection (STI) in the United States and is particularly prevalent among young women men ages 15 to 24. Quite often, women and men who are infected with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms of the infection. Fortunately, chlamydia can usually be easily cured with certain antibiotics.