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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

STIs are more common than people think, especially HPV. Not all STIs are treated the same way or have the same symptoms, so it’s important to understand the differences.
Reproductive Health, STIs, Popular Article

Discharge & Odor

Discharge is fluid that comes out of the vagina and is a normal part of how the vagina functions. Just like we all have an odor under our arms, it’s perfectly normal for your vagina/vulva to have a smell.
Reproductive Health, STIs

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection in your vagina, that is not an STI. Your vagina has healthy bacteria too, but when there is too much of the unhealthy bacteria and it is unbalanced, there can be an infection.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

‍Sexually transmitted infections (“STIs”) are spread from one person to another through close contact or sexual activity. STIs are an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.

Treating Herpes

Herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be caused by two different forms of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).

Herpes Myths & Facts

Due to the stigma associated with a herpes diagnosis, many people feel uncomfortable talking about it or asking questions. This can be especially true for young people who may not want adults in their life to know they’re sexually active.

Dating with Herpes

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with herpes, you may have a lot of questions about how this will affect your sex life. 

Birth Control and Mental Health

Mental health is an important aspect of a person’s overall health. About 20% of American adults are currently experiencing mental health issues, which is around 50 million people.
Reproductive Health, Birth Control, Popular Article

What is Inclusive Sex Education? A Guide for Parents & Youth

It seems like as the world progresses, sex education curriculum in the U.S. is falling backwards. August and Twentyeight Health came together to brainstorm our ideal sex ed curriculum based on commonly asked questions from our communities. ‍

Non-Hormonal Birth Control Options

Non-hormonal birth control contains no hormones and relies on other ways to protect against pregnancy, whereas hormonal birth control contains small amounts of estrogen and/or progestin hormones.

Temperature & Storage of Birth Control

Birth control, like many other medications, is sensitive to changes in environment. Proper shipping and storage is key to ensuring its effectiveness.
Birth Control, Reproductive Health, Popular Article

Birth Control for Minors

Many states that require consent from a parent or guardian to receive birth control also have exceptions that allow a minor to receive birth control on their own. Learn more about specific state regulations and what options you have as a minor.
Birth Control, Reproductive Health

Endometriosis and Birth Control

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that should grow inside of the uterus is growing outside of the uterus. 1 in 10 women have endometriosis.
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