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  • LGBTQ Mental Health Issues

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) teens are at greater risk for poor mental health.

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  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls are not the only ones who can benefit from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine can help prevent…

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  • Homosexuality: Facts for Teens

    Learn about facts related to homosexuality, and sexuality in general.

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  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal…

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  • Sexuality in Older Adults

    As you age, your sexual health will change. But growing older doesn't have to mean the end of sex. You…

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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. A…

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  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man can't get an erection to have sex or can't keep an erection long enough…

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  • Male Infertility

    About one-third of cases of infertility are caused by issues that affect men. Learn what this means and what your…

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  • Tubal Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

    Tubal sterilization is a permanent form of birth control that closes off a woman’s fallopian tubes. It is often referred…

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  • Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills

    A progestin-only birth control pill is often called the "mini-pill." Because this pill doesn't contain estrogen, it may not have…

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  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, how to use them, and their benefits…

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  • Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is an injectable form of birth control that contains progesterone. Learn more about how it works, as well as…

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  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)

    An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, benefits, and risks of using…

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  • Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm

    Using a diaphragm is a form of birth control. Learn about the benefits and risks of a diaphragm and how…

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  • Vasectomy: What to Expect

    A vasectomy is a procedure that makes a man permanently unable to get a woman pregnant. It may be the…

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  • Natural Family Planning

    Natural family planning (NFP) helps people know when to have sexual intercourse. It can be used to achieve or avoid…

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  • Health Benefits of a Good Sex Life

    Sexual activity has a number of physical and emotional benefits for men and women alike.

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  • Birth Control Options

    Learn the many birth control options helpful in preventing a pregnancy.

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Sex

    Talking to your child about sex is one of the most important conversations you can have. Talk to them at…

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  • Girls and Puberty

    Puberty in girls can start as early as age 9 and will include many physical and emotional changes.

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