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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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Including 10 legitimate non-hormonal BC methods

Good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is that the following 10 groceries are NOT birth control:

  1. Papaya
  2. Neem
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Figs
  5. Ginger
  6. Smartweed
  7. Wild…
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Virginity pledges are common, but do they work?

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"not right now" , birth control, sex and science

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.