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Sexual Health

Everything you need to know, from birth control to healthy relationships, identity, and more.

For Teens

Questions about sex, your body, or relationships? We’ve got you. Here’s your ultimate guide to getting through high school and beyond.

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For Parents

From talking about sex and relationships to online bullying to supporting your LGBT kid: how  to guide your children into making healthy decisions.

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For Educators

Sex education can be a challenging subject for students and teachers alike. Our tools and resources help you give your students what they need to make smart, healthy decisions.

Birth Control

Not ready to get pregnant at this point in your life? There are lots of safe, effective, and convenient birth control methods out there. Here’s all the info you need to figure out which birth control method is right for you, as well as help on getting started, and what to do if you make a mistake with your birth control.

What's the latest on birth control?

Get birth control news, questions from readers, and answers from experts on our blog.

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Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (AKA the morning-after pill) is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Here’s how to figure out which kind of emergency contraception is right for you, how to get it, and what to expect.


STDs are common infections that are passed through sexual contact.

Many STDs are no big deal, and can be treated easily. But sometimes STDs can be dangerous. Luckily, it’s easy to get tested. Here’s how you can prevent getting or passing on an STD. Take the first step to a healthier, safer sex life.

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Whether you want to find out if you could be pregnant, learn about having a healthy pregnancy, explore your options, or just want to know how the whole thing works, we’ve got the facts.


Abortion is a safe and legal way to end a pregnancy. If you’re pregnant and thinking about abortion, you may have questions about your options. Only you can decide if abortion is right for you. Getting the facts can help.

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Sexual orientation and gender don’t define us — but they’re important parts of who we are and how we interact with the world around us. Whether you’re straight, gay, trans, cis, something else, or figuring it all out, we’ve got answers to some of the most common questions about gender and sexuality.

Sex and Relationships

Healthy relationships can bring joy and connection to our lives — and sex can play a major role. Find out what it takes to have a healthy, happy, and meaningful sex and love life.


Breast, gynecological, and testicular cancers affect millions of people in the U.S. every year. Early cancer screening saves lives. Learn about your risks and the testing and treatments available with us.

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Health and Wellness

Your happiness, health, and sexuality are all connected. Get the facts about prevention, screenings, and treatments for your sexual health.

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