About Birth Control: What Parents Need to Know

About Birth Control: What Parents Need to Know

Talking to your kids about sex can be a challenge. But discussing issues like birth control can help lower teens' risk of unintended pregnancy or getting an STD.

About Implantable Contraception

About Implantable Contraception

Read this article to learn what implantable contraception is, how well it works, and more.

About Abstinence

About Abstinence

Talking to your kids about sex can be a challenge. But discussing issues like abstinence, STDs, and birth control can help lower teens' risk of unintended pregnancy or contracting an STD.

About the Birth Control Patch

About the Birth Control Patch

Find out about this method of birth control, including how well it works and possible side effects.

About the Birth Control Ring

About the Birth Control Ring

Talking to your kids about sex can be daunting. But discussing issues like abstinence, STDs, and birth control can help lower teens' risk of unintended pregnancy or contracting an STD.

The Birth Control Shot

The Birth Control Shot

The birth control shot is an injection given to a girl every 3 months to help prevent pregnancy. Find out more.

About the Birth Control Pill

About the Birth Control Pill

Discussing issues like abstinence, STDs, and birth control can help lower teens' risk of unintended pregnancy or getting an STD. The birth control pill (also called "the Pill") is a daily pill that is taken to prevent pregnancy.

About the Cervical Cap

About the Cervical Cap

The cervical cap covers the cervix so sperm can't get in and fertilize an egg. It's not usually recommended for most young women and teens because it can be very hard to insert correctly.

About Condoms

About Condoms

Condoms are thin pouches that keep sperm from getting into the vagina. There are male condoms and female condoms.

Sexual Development

Sexual Development

Changes become more dramatic and complex with the onset of puberty, and kids are likely to have lots of questions. These articles can help you become a trusted source of information, comfort, and support for your kids.

Understanding Early Sexual Development

Understanding Early Sexual Development

Young kids develop an emotional and physical foundation for sexuality in many subtle ways as they grow. By understanding how your kids grow and learn, you can play an important role in fostering their emotional and physical health.

About the Diaphragm

About the Diaphragm

A diaphragm may be a birth control good option for young women who can take responsibility in advance. Find out more.

About Emergency Contraception

About Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex; for example, if a condom breaks or slips off during sex.

About the IUD

About the IUD

An IUD is a piece of T-shaped plastic placed inside the uterus. It's a good birth control option because it lasts for many years, needs no daily care, and is very effective at preventing pregnancy.

When Will a Girl's Period Start?

When Will a Girl's Period Start?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Fertility Awareness

Fertility Awareness

Fertility awareness is a way to try to prevent pregnancy by not having sex around the time of ovulation. It is not a reliable birth control method for most people.

Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation

During the teen years, sexual feelings are awakened in new ways because of the hormonal and physical changes of puberty. It takes time for many kids to understand who they are and who they're becoming. Part of that understanding includes a person's sexual feelings and attractions.

About Spermicide

About Spermicide

Spermicides can be used alone but are more effective when used with another method of birth control, such as a condom or diaphragm.

Talking to Your Kids About STDs

Talking to Your Kids About STDs

Your kids need to understand how STDs spread and how to protect themselves. Here's how to talk to them about sexually transmitted diseases.

About Withdrawal

About Withdrawal

Even for people who think they are doing it correctly, withdrawal is not an effective way to prevent pregnancy.

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