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Birth Control

Brother blackmailed over condoms

Dear Straight Talk: I'm 16, sharing a room with my 13-year-old sister because our single-parent mom can’t afford otherwise. My sister snooped, found my hidden condoms and now she's blackmailing me. I have to pay her from my…

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Does college couple need pill and condom both?

Dear Straight Talk:  My boyfriend is 22 and I'm almost 20. We're in college and unsure about our long-term future so we just call ourselves friends. However, our relationship has been monogamous and steady for almost a year…

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Boyfriend the biggest loser if girl gets caught

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My 17-year-old daughter has approached me to start birth control. Her boyfriend is 19. I told her that using a condom in addition to the pill is best, and that because…

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Girl abuses birth control pills for Plan B effect

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: A friend of mine is doing something dumb. She always forgets to take her birth control pills so if she has sex she just swallows a whole packet at once. She says it…

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Having sex, protected or not, is playing with fire

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 17 and I’m pregnant. I was using a birth control shot. I have tons of support, especially from my mother, to make my own choice and I am confident in my decision to have a medicinal abortion. The problem…

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Unconditional love means confidential access to a doctor

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a mother of grown daughters and I’ve been reading the columns on the dilemma girls face regarding whether or not to confide in their parents over things like…

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Mom suspects daughter needs birth control

Dear Straight Talk: My daughter is 16 and has had the same boyfriend for two years. They are both good kids and real responsible. I happen to be a realistic parent and considering how in love they…

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