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Birth Control (6 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
Detailed instructions how to properly use a male condom.
A reprint from Rise magazine, this is an interview with the author of a report on policies that would help parenting foster teens and their babies thrive. (full text)
The writer has unprotected sex with his girlfriend. She becomes pregnant, has the baby, and cuts off all contact with the writer, who is devastated by guilt and anger. (full text)
When the condom breaks during sex, the writer panics. But her boyfriend tells her about the morning after pill, which prevents pregnancy. Also: Emergency contraception explained. (full text)
Discovering that her peers are misinformed about birth control pills, Sherilyn gets the facts from Evelyn Intondi, associate vice president of clinical services at Planned Parenthood. (full text)
To prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, New York City distributes free condoms, including in many high schools. This article debunks the urban legend that the condoms are less reliable than those bought in stores. (full text)

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