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Our Bodies

Face it: your body is confusing. But it's important to get to know your body - where things are, how things work, and how to care for yourself - so you can make good decisions about your sexual health. When it comes to our bodies, different IS normal. Here's how different our bodies can be.

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Visiting the Gynocologist

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that teenage girls first visit a reproductive health care provider between the ages of 13 and 15. This visit will help teens develop a relationship with their provider before they need to seek care. It is also an ideal opportunity to focus on screening and prevention. A Pap test is recommended three years after vaginal intercourse OR before age 21. Visiting a reproductive health center for the first time can be a scary experience if you dont know what to expect. Sometimes teens come to their parents when its too late.

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**Click here to learn the Facts About Minor Consent for Medical Treatment.

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Sex and Masturbation

Myths and facts about masturbation

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Relationships

Dating, hooking up, going out - whatever you call it, intimate relationships can be complicated. Getting close to someone emotionally and physically has its risks and rewards. And knowing the keys to a healthy relationship - respect, honesty, trust, fairness, equality, and good communication - helps make everything go more smoothly.

Sexting, the Internet, and Your Privacy - What You Need to Know
The online world gives you limitless information, endless opportunities to connect with others, and all sorts of entertainment options. And when it comes to your sex life, it can also get you into trouble.

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Birth Control

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Birth control allows us to prevent pregnancy and plan the timing of pregnancy.

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