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FightForYourMind
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Hi, I want to get on the pill, but I really can't get the courage to ask my parents. Is there anything I can do, because I don't want to use condoms (we're both clean), and I don't like getting bc from other girls. Should I just ask someone at Planned Parenthood if I can get it or something? I'm totally lost... Thanks so much!
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Yep, Planned Parenthood would be your best bet. They offer hormonal birth control, gynecological exams and STI screenings on a sliding scale, which means you don't need to use your parents' insurance and you're paying for what you can afford.

Just remember that you and your boyfriend should still get annual STI screenings as long as you're in a monogomous relationship, and it's still good to have condoms on hand as you'll want to use them until you've been taking hormonal birth control for an entire cycle, and in the event you were to miss any pills or need to be taking antibiotics or something else that could compromise their effectiveness.

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FightForYourMind
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wow, thank you so much, I love this site!
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