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Guest Blog: A Doctor Discusses 3 Sex Myths

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Published: May 9, 2013

Dr. Jen McHardy, a family medicine physician guest blogs for My Body, My Future and addresses some myths about sex.


Can I get an STD by Kissing?

By KAPPI
Published: May 2, 2013

Well, it depends what you are kissing!


Is Oral Sex Really Sex?

By KAPPI
Published: April 9, 2013

Some people act like oral sex doesn’t really count as sex. But this is a dangerous idea.


Behind the Statistics - Part 2

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Published: March 4, 2013

What about the guys?

There is much less literature on STI estimates in teen males. In fact, there isn’t even a recommended HPV test for men, and the only approved tests on the market are for women and cervical cancer in women (http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm).


Behind the Statistics - Part 1

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Published: February 26, 2013

Part 1 - “1 in 4 teen girls has an STD”

You may have seen this statistic on our billboards or campaign posters around the area.


This statistic comes from a 2008 study conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and it was the first national study to look at the prevalence (or the total number of new and existing infections at a given time) of STIs in adolescent females. 


I Can't Get Pregnant If... (Part 2)

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Published: January 23, 2013

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. All of the following statements are FALSE.


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