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The Truths and Myths of STDs

By KAPPI
Published: October 18, 2012

There are a lot of misconceptions about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Let’s separate some fact from fiction when it comes to STDs.

The Teen Dating Bill of Rights

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 17, 2012

Dating can be a way for you to discover what you do and don’t like in a relationship. A lot of people begin dating in their late teen years, and like most things people are trying for the first time, there will be some trial and error.

I Think I Might Be Pregnant

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 16, 2012

Teens who engage in sex always run the risk of becoming pregnant, even if they use protection. Aside from abstinence, there is no 100-percent, guaranteed way to avoid pregnancy.

I Can’t Get Pregnant if…(part 1)

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 12, 2012

There are some popular (and sometimes bizarre) myths about conception and pregnancy. Some of these aren’t believed by very many people, but somehow they seem to keep coming up.

Make Sure They Know Your Values

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 12, 2012

Parenting can be a wonderful gift, but many of life’s challenges can make it difficult. One problem that many parents never wish upon their children is teen pregnancy.

Avoiding an Unplanned Pregnancy

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 10, 2012

Having children can be a wonderful thing, but timing is everything. An unplanned pregnancy can change a teen girl’s (and boy’s) life in so many ways.

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