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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... Read full post »

Birth Control Myths: Get the Facts

I spend time educating students in high schools on safe sex practices, including contraceptives (birth control) and sexually transmitted infection... Read full post »

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Talking with Your Children About Getting Pregnant

“Where do babies come from?” It’s a question children have asked adults for decades. We use different stories and legends... Read full post »

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Teens: Parents Hold the Key to Prevention

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), many parents may feel uncomfortable talking with their teen. This is hardly... Read full post »

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... Read full post »

Risks of Teen Pregnancy

Although the teen pregnancy rate has declined by 55 percent since 1990, teens are still becoming pregnant and giving birth... Read full post »

Teens and Pregnancy: 10 Things They Don’t Tell Your Teen in Sex Ed

Some parents may find it awkward or difficult to talk to their kids about sex, but May is Teen Pregnancy... Read full post »
Teens, Birth Control and “The Talk” – What You Need to Know

Teens, Birth Control and “The Talk” – What You Need to Know

When it comes to birth control and sexual health, pediatricians are a trusted source of information. If you have a... Read full post »