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June 21, 2024
Can it be confidential?

Visit our Find a Clinic page to see your nearest location for confidential clinic services.

Do my parents have to know about the appointment?

Youth 19 and under can receive confidential sexual and reproductive health care at all of our partner clinics. Whether you’re looking for birth control, condoms, or STI testing, you can probably get it for free and confidentially.

Is birth control safe?

All FDA-approved birth control methods have gone through extensive research showing they are safe to use and effective at preventing pregnancy. Some even have other benefits, like making your periods shorter, giving you periods with less cramping, and improving acne. Talk with your medical provider about your health history and any risk factors you may have. For … Continued

Is birth control expensive?

Most birth control methods are available either free or low-cost. Our partner organization Take Control Initiative actually sponsors free long acting birth control options for folks in our community. They will even get you a ride to the clinic! Find out more information here.

January 30, 2024
How to use a dental dam as a barrier for oral sex

Dental dams are latex or polyurethane sheets used between the mouth and vagina or anus during oral sex. Ready-to-use dental dams can be purchased online. Bonus tip: external condoms can be cut in half (lengthwise) and used as a dental dam! DO use a new latex or polyurethane dental dam every time you have oral sex. … Continued

Do’s and don’ts – internal condoms

DO use a female (internal) condom from start to finish, every time you have vaginal sex.* DON’T use a male (external) condom with an female (internal) condom, as this can cause tearing. DO read the condom package insert and check the expiration date. DON’T reuse a condom. DO make sure there are no tears or defects. DON’T flush condoms as they … Continued

Do’s and don’ts – external condoms

DO use a condom every time you have sex. DON’T store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them. DO put on a condom before having sex. DON’T use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), as this can cause irritation. DO read the package and check the expiration date. DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking … Continued

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