History of Birth Control 1914 to 2014

Below is a brief history of birth control over the last 100 years. When our grandmothers were young, pregnant women hardly left the house and were rarely seen in public. How new lives were brought into this world¬†was a topic that was not discussed, and birth control was unthinkable. How the times have changed. This…

Types Of Birth Control Methods For Men And Women

Before we get started, it should be noted that while birth control methods are meant to prevent pregnancy, they may not have any effect, or limited effect, on protecting against STDs. The costs of each kind of method vary depending on your health care coverage and location. Abstinence and withdrawal are the only methods that…

Parents – When Your Teen Is Sexually Active

As a follow-up to our other post on talking to your teen about sex, we wanted to offer some advice to parents about how to talk with their teen who already is sexually active or is contemplating becoming sexually active in the near future. So many teens are sexually active – 7 out of 10…

Sex Talk – Talking To Your Teenager About Sex

Image ¬© Phil Spratt As the cartoon above illustrates, because of technology young people are more exposed to sex than ever before. But are they more knowledgeable? Yes and no. While teenagers are watching lots of porn, they are receiving few alternative perspectives about what a consensual, constructive and fulfilling sexual relationship looks like. Whether…

How to Practice Safer Sex

Safer Sex is not called Safe Sex because there are no guarantees of sex being risk-free from STDs and other unintended consequences that can result in emotional pain or unplanned pregnancy. There are some general guidelines that reduce these risks, such as using condoms or engaging in sexual play but not intercourse, which will be…