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Does putting in an IUD hurt?

The insertion of an IUD (intrauterine device) will be different for everyone, but most people tolerate it being placed in the doctors office. Some people may have pain or discomfort with the inserti...

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What are the types of IUDs (Intrauterine devices)?

There are currently five IUDs (intrauterine devices) that are FDA-approved in the United States. Paragard, the copper IUD, can be used for up to ten years and does not contain hormones. The other four...

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Where can I get condoms for free?

There are several resources for free condoms. Health departments and other family planning clinics are great sources for free condoms. In schools, your school nurse or counselors may be a good resourc...

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How old do I have to be to buy condoms?

You can buy condoms at any age. In the United States, minors may purchase condoms just like legal adults can

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Why do they make flavored condoms?

Flavored condoms are meant to be used on a penis as a barrier method during oral sex (mouth to genitals), while promoting a certain flavor. A barrier is used because it is possible for a person to get...

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What is a dental dam?

Dental dams are sheets used between the mouth, and vagina or anus, during oral sex. Dental dams can be purchased online or may be available for free at family planning clinics. If you need a dental da...

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My boyfriend doesn’t want to use a condom. Can I make him?

Deciding to use condoms is a is a great way to protect yourself if you are sexually active. While no person can force someone else to do something, being clear about the reasons you want to use condom...

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Can I get emergency contraception (such as Plan B) over the counter?

Emergency contraception pills can be purchased over-the-counter. In most stores, they are found near the pharmacy. There is not an age requirement for a person to purchase this medicine. The cost of e...

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How does emergency contraception pills work?

Emergency contraceptive (such as Plan B or others), are pills that you take by mouth. The pills contain hormones (often the same hormones that are in birth control pills) that help block a pregnancy. ...

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What is Plan B?

Plan B is a brand name for medicine that works as emergency contraception. Plan B is also called “the morning after pill“, and is a medication that can be taken after a person has unprotected sex ...

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