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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.

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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.