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Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Sex Education (Definition)

Knowledge-based programs focus on teaching adolescents about their bodies and their normal functions, as well as provide detailed information about contraceptives and preventing STDs. Research indicates that abstinence-only education without information about contraception does not decrease teen pregnancy rates, but knowledge-based ...Read more


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Worried teen that doesn't want to talk to there parents. Thinks she could be pregnant. Hey so I have recently (friday) just had sex. I am on birth control and the way it works I am supposed to be on my period this week (yesterday) but it has just lightly

Worried teen that doesn't want to talk to there parents. Thinks she could be pregnant. Hey so I have recently (friday) just had sex. I am on birth control  and the way it works I am supposed to be on my period this week (yesterday) but it has just lightly

First : First of all, good for you for using birth control! depending on the method and how well it is being used, many methods protect more than 90% of the time. However, there is always a small chance of pregnancy with any form of birth control (even getting your tubes tied isn't a guarantee!). You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. That being said, there are many reasons for a woman to miss her period: stress, diet, weight loss, excessive exercise, or even a hormone imbalance such as a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you are pregnant, or if you continue to have irregular periods, you should give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Where do I learn homosexual sex ed? Of course parents and school are not much help. Is it unethical to see a doctor for that?

Where do I learn homosexual sex ed? Of course parents and school are not much help. Is it unethical to see a doctor for that?

Growing up : Sex is tough. Then there are the social and cultural stuff that goes with being dig preferment than your neighbors. Here are a couple books: "Loving Someone Gay" by Don Clark. Or: "The a Joy Of Gay Sex". ...Read more

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Can you get birth control without parent consent. If so how?

Can you get birth control without parent consent. If so how?

State rules: Most states permit minors access to sexually related treatments.This includes birth control,STD related evaluation and treatment. How you access this will depend on where you live and available clinics.Planned Parenthood and similar facilities can do so without parental input. If you went to your regular doc under age 18, treatment is still at your parents consent. ...Read more

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Can two parents with down syndrome give birth to a normal child? please explain

Can two parents with down syndrome give birth to a normal child? please explain

Wouldn't happen: Although DS girls enter puberty and become fertile the male rarely if ever achieves this status. DS females have offspring after conception by normal males, usually from abuse or incest.These are roughly half normal and half DS.Males with DS rarely if ever achieve a fertile status and because of this outcome would be unknown if ever conceived. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a newborn looks like one parent at birth and like the other after a few months? Thank you

Is it possible that a newborn looks like one parent at birth and like the other after a few months? Thank you

Quite possible:): Facial resemblance of newborns to their biological parents is an interesting phenomenon and is almost a mystery as to its determinants. It is also not uncommon for them to have a mixed resemblance, I.e. different parts of facial features resembling different parent, as well as changing features to resemble the other parents at times. So enjoy the baby and be amazed at how nature works! ...Read more

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I'm on birth control without parents knowing, is that okay?

Absolutely: I'm glad you're taking charge of this aspect of your life, and behaving responsibly. Many other teenaged girls are in your situation, and your privacy is totally protected. Not all parents are reasonable. Be very sure they do not find out until you emancipate. ...Read more

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How can I convince my parents to let me go on birth control?

How can I convince my parents to let me go on birth control?

At 45 yrs old: You do not need their permission to go on birth control. Go to a physician and discuss your options. ...Read more

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How to get birth control without parental involvement?

How to get birth control without parental involvement?

Make the phone call: In the USA, you have an absolute right to get birth control from your physician without your parents being told. Most parents won't have a problem and be glad you're using birth control. Some will have a total meltdown over it. Your physician is your guide. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Education (Definition)

Is a form of learning, in which knowledge, skills & habits of people are transferred from 1 generation to the next through teaching, training or research . It has effect on the way one thinks, feels & acts. It is derived from the latin word meaning to ...Read more


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