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How teaching myself about birth control changed my life

Picture this: a 14-year-old girl is at the peak of body confusion and a hormone tsunami when her mother comes to her school to give a special presentation to her class about why abstinence is the only safe form of birth control. Yep, that was me. Having grown up in a religious household and spent my entire childhood attending a Christian school, from as far back as I can remember, I associated sex with pregnancy and STIs. But there was hope, or so I was told! All I had to do to be able to have safe sex was save myself for my future husband.

What to expect at the gynecologist.

When you go to the gynecologist because you’re having an issue (this is sometimes called a “problem visit”), it’s not the same as your regular yearly check-up. So if you’re not sure what to expect from this kind of appointment, we broke it down for you.

If you had a sexual experience and you think it might have been assault, we have some questions you can ask yourself.

If you had a sexual experience that didn’t feel right or wasn’t what you wanted, you might have a million questions: What if I was drinking? What if we didn’t go all the way? What if I didn’t ever say “no”? Your experience is your own, and everyone’s story is different. Here are some things to consider.

Real tasks you can do to get on top of your health, straight from our Bedsider U Reps.

Whether you’re committing to a healthier diet or cuddling a puppy while eating cake, National Women’s Health Week is all about prioritizing your own mental and physical wellness. We asked our Bedsider U Reps for a few ways to take action and make the most of NWHW.