Content by Cynthia Grace RN, MSN   "Guys often try to push my boundaries. They want to have casual sex. Sometimes they’ll act like they don’t see why I would want to abstain because they know I’m on birth control for other health issues. As if pregnancy is the ...
In Part 1 of this series, we noted that our culture doesn’t spend much time talking about healthy relationships. This can lead to confusion about what a positive relationship really looks like. Every relationship, from friendship to marriage, will have stress at times, but a healthy relationsh...
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Many women, from a very young age, dream about a handsome prince who will sweep her off her feet and make her life complete.  We dressed up as princesses, planned fairytale weddings, and blissfully believed we would live happily ever after.    We watched movies that shaped our i...
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  When it comes to emergency contraception, there is a great deal of conflicting and confusing information out there. Unprotected sex happens for many reasons. Condoms break, birth control pills get forgotten, things go further than planned, or sex is forced on a woman. We want you to b...
Shock. Fear. Worry.   Those are just some of the emotions many women feel when they find out they are unexpectedly pregnant.   Rachel was just seventeen when she took a positive pregnancy test.   I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I was so young. My b...
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I had been dating the same guy since high school and we got married before I finished college. Maybe it sounds crazy, but I lived in fear of getting pregnant. Not because I didn’t want children eventually. I did! I just needed to finish college and I wanted time for the two of us to enjoy marr...
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Every day, whether you like it or not, you have to make choices for your future self.  We all do. Whether it's about how you spend your money and time, or how to handle unexpected circumstances in your life, making tough decisions is something that is bound to happen.   According...
I’m going to have an abortion. Julie* stared blankly as she spoke the thoughts in her head. There was a sadness in her voice. A hopelessness. "I’m in college and my boyfriend doesn’t want me to have the baby. To be honest, I don’t want the shame of being preg...
Maybe you have heard the terms STD or STI, but do you know the difference? The term STD has been in use longer, but in the medical world the term STI is becoming the preferred term. STD stands for sexually transmitted disease, where STI stands for sexually transmitted infection. When you look up ...
By Valerie Schumacher, RN, CHC When seeking medical treatment for any condition, you need to be educated and informed to make the best decision for yourself. There is much thought and consideration that should go into every medical procedure or medication you put into your body. How urgent is th...
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