How Should I Respond to My Girlfriend’s Pregnancy?

“I’m pregnant,” she said. Your heart fell to your stomach as your emotions took an involuntary rollercoaster ride. Perhaps you felt angry and yelled, gave your girlfriend the silent treatment, or muttered a quick, half-hearted, “You take care of it”...Continued

How Can I Tell if My Girlfriend is Pregnant?

If you have recently had unprotected sex with your girlfriend, there is a chance she could be pregnant. The unknown can be hard to swallow, and the “what if’s” might make you nervous.  But take a deep breath. Thousands of...Continued

Can STDs Go Away on Their Own?

If you have an STD, you may be wondering what comes next. Will it go away? Is there treatment? The answer depends on what kind of STD you have.  What Can You Do About Bacterial STDs? STDs that are caused...Continued

Can I Pass My STD to My Child?

If you are pregnant and have a sexually transmitted disease, there is a chance you could pass your STD to your child before or during the baby’s birth. According to the National Library of Medicine: Some STIs, such as syphilis,...Continued

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Three minutes of heart-pounding, loud silence might as well have been three hours. Anja had taken a pregnancy test and was now waiting with anticipation and dread to see if it was a single or double line. She sat on...Continued

Can Women Die if They Can’t Have An Abortion?

This past June, the Supreme Court shocked many by overturning Roe v. Wade. This decision left women questioning what services would be provided if pregnancy complications arose. However, to be clear, legal treatment, including pregnancy termination, is permitted to save...Continued

Are STDs Contagious?

STDs are contagious and have the potential to harm yourself, a pregnancy, and others. Getting tested and receiving medical treatment is the only way to protect yourself, others, and a pregnancy. What Is A STD? A sexually transmitted disease or...Continued

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If you think that you are showing signs of early pregnancy, you’ll want to take a pregnancy test to put your mind at ease one way or another. However, it is possible to take a pregnancy test too early, so...Continued

Can You Still Get an Abortion in MA?

If you are finding yourself with an unexpected pregnancy, you are likely wondering what abortion access looks like in your state now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Abortion is legal in the state of Massachusetts for up to...Continued