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Preparing for Parenthood

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Published: January 2, 2013

A baby doesn’t come with a diapers and a crib. These are things you will have to get on your own.

Birth Control: Intrauterine Device (IUD)

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Published: December 26, 2012

There is no fool-proof way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy besides abstinence, but there are several types of birth control available for those who choose to be sexually active. This post goes over the intrauterine device, or IUD.

Sex Myths: Sex and Relationships

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Published: December 19, 2012

There are a number of myths about sex out there. In our Sex Myths posts, we try to put the issue to rest and separate the fact from fiction. This post will focus on sex myths involving relationships.

Supervision is Key

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Published: December 13, 2012

We all know that teen pregnancy and STD rates are a problem, but what can you, as a parent, do to help?

Protecting Yourself Against STDs

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Published: December 11, 2012

STDs are a real thing, and it is foolish to pretend they aren’t out there. Consider that one in four sexually active teens has a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Numbers like these show that not protecting yourself against STDs means you are taking a big risk.

What you Need to Know About Doctor's Visits if You're Pregnant (Part 2)

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Published: December 6, 2012

In Part 1, we covered some of the questions you might have about seeing the doctor if you are pregnant. We’ll pick up right where we left off and provide even more answers.

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Get Vaccinated

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.