Dating Safety Do's & Don'ts Everytime we turn on the news I feel like there is a new story about someone who was taken advantage of at a party or on a date. With internet dating and apps becoming more and more popular, you rarely know more than three things [...]
You pride yourself on being organized, prepared, and ready for anything. So when your period is late you are stunned. “Wait, but I’m on the pill,” you think to yourself. “I never miss a dose, ever! There’s no way I can be pregnant!” Still, you head out to the store to buy a home pregnancy test just to reassure yourself.
How Can I Support My Pregnant Girlfriend? Pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience for women and at times, it can prove to be an emotional challenge for them. Generally, women are more emotional than men are and often fall prey to their rapidly changing emotions, especially in pregnancy. In case [...]
The hopeless situation is all you can see. This is a crisis! When I suspected I was pregnant at eighteen, inwardly I was a mess. I was angry at myself, at God, and my ex-boyfriend. I was in denial desperately wanting to believe my period was late due to the stresses of college. I bargained and pleaded with God. “Please, I can’t be pregnant! I will never have sex again! I will wait until I’m married!” I cried hysterically and finally accepted the situation. I’m pregnant! All I could see was the crisis: I’m pregnant, and there is no way I am telling my parents.
It is recommended that if you are between the ages of 13 and 64, you should be tested for HIV at least once as part of your normal healthcare routine. Furthermore, if you are sexually active, engage in promiscuous behavior, are and intravenous drug user, have been treated for any other sexually transmitted disease or have been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis, you should be tested at least once annually.
Abortion: Options to Consider If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are not ready to be a parent or there are other limiting circumstances, you may be considering an abortion like a lot of people. However, it is important that you are aware all the information beforehand so you [...]