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Safe Sex and STDs

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A girl’s guide to sex myths

Learn important facts about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and having sex.

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Losing your virginity

Learn about being ready for sex and the common myths that people believe.

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I think I’m pregnant

Figuring out if you're pregnant is not always an easy thing to do. Learn about how to tell if you are pregnant.

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Thinking about having sex

Being sexual is an important personal choice. Learn about deciding when to have a sexual relationship and about having safe sex.

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Condoms

Learn about the male and female condoms, how they work, the advantages and disadvantages.

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A guy’ s guide to sex myths

Before you decide to have sex, it's important that you know the facts. Learn important facts about sex, condoms, STDs and pregnancy.

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Herpes

Herpes is a common, recurring sexually transmitted disease. Learn about how you get herpes, what the symptoms are, and how it can be treated.

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Emergency contraception

The only pill developed specifically for emergency contraception-is Plan B. Learn about how it works, where to get it and what to expect if you take it.

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Taking care of your sexual health

If you're sexually active, it's important to regularly visit a health care provider to have sexual health check-ups. Learn about what this means for you.

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, also known as "the clap," is a common sexually transmitted disease. Learn about how you get gonorrhea, the symptoms, and how it can be treated.

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