Many of us have heard of abstinence-only education. It’s a form of sex-ed where you’re told that not having sex is the only way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This form of sex-ed, which originated in the early 1990s, often involves taking a pledge—or promise—not to have sex until after marriage.
Any employer—including private universities that offer student health plans—can stop offering coverage for some or all methods of contraception if they object for moral or religious reasons. Here’s what you can do about it.
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a newer method of prevention for those who are not HIV-positive, but who are at high risk of getting the virus. It’s a pill taken once a day, and when taken consistently, it has been shown to be over 90% effective at reducing the risk of HIV infection.
Whether you’re a fluent speaker or have just picked up a few words here and there, it’s always good to know when a word you’re using—or hearing—might not mean what you think it means. Here are some common words to use at your own risk.