Facts of Life Line

Menstuff® has compiled the following anonymous answers to your questions about emergency contraception, birth control, pregnancy, sexuality and more. Call 1.800.711.9848 for English or Spanish. Then, enter in the three digit extension to get the answers. Topics include: Family Planning, Sexual health care for men and women, Pregnancy-options and prenatal care, Rape-sexual abuse-harassment, Sexuality, HIV-AIDS, Sexually transmitted infections, Reasons for young people to say no, and Personal growth. Some topics (in blue) are linked to information on this web site.

How to Use the Facts of Life Line


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Family Planning
115
515 Abstinence (Virginity Pledge)
116
516 Birth control - How well does it really work?
117
517 Birth control - Which method is best for me? (What's new)
118
518 Myths about birth control
119
519 Is there a safe time of the month?
120
520 Birth control information for men
121
521 Condoms and safer sex
122
522 The female condom
123
523 Foam, suppositories, creams, film & jellies (Spermicides)
124
524 Condoms, contraception form, and suppositories
125
525 Fertility awareness/NFP
126
526 Depo Proversa
127
527 The patch
128
528 The ring
129
529 Cervical Cap
130
530 Diaphragm
131
531 IUD
132
532 Health risks with the IUD
133
533 The pill
134
534 How to take your birth control pills
135
535 Problems with the pill
136
536 Emergency contraception
137
537 Female sterilization
138
538 Vasectomy
139
539 Starting a family: Things to consider

Sexual Health Care for Men and Women
140 Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
141
541 Bladder infections in women
142
542 Breast cancer Male Women
143
543 Breast cancer risk
144
544 Breast self-examination
145
545 DES information for men
146
546 DES information for women
147
547 Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
148
548 Dietary management of PMS
149
549 Douching: Is it really necessary
150
550 Endometriosis
151
551 Fibroid tumors
152
552 Menstruation: A new beginning
153
553 Menstruation: Information for adult women
154
554 Menopause
155
555 Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID
156
556 Testicular cancer and self exam: English Spanish
157
557 The pelvic exam
158
558 What is a Pap Smear? (Teens)
159
559 What is an abnormal Pap Smear?
160
560 What is a colposcopy?
161
561 Vaginitis (Vaginal discharge and infection)

Pregnancy Options and Prenatal Care
165
565 Genetic counseling
166
566 Infertility
167
567 Symptoms of pregnancy
168
568 Changes during pregnancy
169
569 Pregnancy danger signs
170
570 Pregnancy and your options (Teens)
171
571 Adoption
172
572 Early abortion
173
573 Men and abortion
174
574 The abortion pill (Mifepristione)
175
575 Drinking while pregnant
176
576 Pregnancy: Drugs and your baby
177
Pregnancy and HIV
178
578 Good nutrition and pregnancy
179
579 Teenage pregnancy and nutrition
180
580 Prenatal care
181
581 Teenage pregnancy /Parents too soon
182
582 Teen pregnancy and options

Rape - Sexual Abuse - Harassment
184
584 Are you afraid of your partner?
185
584 Rape: What is it?
186
584 Rape: The survivor
187
584 Acquaintance rape
188
584 Date rape
189
584 Child abuseSexual
190
584 Incest information for teens/young adults
191
584 Men who batter their partners (Women who batter their partners)
192
584 Women who are battered (Men who are battered)
193
584 Sexual harassment: What is it?
194
584 Abusive relationships

Sexuality
195
595 Boys ask: What is normal? (Parents ask)
196
596 Girls ask: What is normal?
197
597 Homosexuality
198
598 How to talk to your child about sex
199
599 Teenage sexual concerns
200
600 Wrong reasons to have sex
201
601 Masturbation
202
602 Saying "NO" to sex
203
603 Sex education and family values
204
604 Common sexual problems/concerns
205
605 Sex and the disabled
206
606 Bisexuality
207
607 Sexual orientation
208
608 Am I ready to have sex?

HIV - AIDS
210
610 What is AIDS? (For youth) (For elders) (By gender)
211
611 AIDS and sexuality
212
612 AIDS: Answers for teens
213
613 Am I at risk for AIDS?
214
614 What are the symptoms of AIDS?
215
615 How don't you get AIDS?
216
616 Living with HIV
217
617 HIV positive? Choosing a doctor
218
618 HIV and pregnancy
219
619 HIV: Talking with your teen

Sexuality Transmitted Infections
225
625 What is a sexually transmitted infection? (Facts)
226
626 STI's: How to protect yourself (Basics)
227
627 The "Other" STI's
228
628 STI information for men
229
629 Alcohol and STI's
230
630 Chlamydia
231
631 Genital warts (HPV)
232
632 Gonorrhea
233
633 Syphilis
234
634 Trichomoniasis
235
635 Hepatitis B
236
636 Herpes
237
637 Public Lice (Crabs)

Reasons for Young People to Say No
290
690 Good reasons for saying "No"
291
691 Saying "No" to drugs is the adult thing to do
292
692 Three steps to say "No"
293
693 Ways for a young adult to say "No"
294
When it's hard to say "No"

Personal Growth
435
835 Achievement: Words of wisdom
436
836 Are you tired of being a teenager?
437
837 Assertiveness
438
838 Being a role model
439
839 Belonging to the community
440
840 Building self esteem
441
841 But not everyone's doing it
442
842 Conflict: What is it?
443
843 Conflict: How to resolve it
444
844 Cooperating
445
845 Decision making
446
846 Friends: People I'm proud of
447
847 Gangs or groups: The decision is yours
448
Gangs: Facts vs. fiction
449
849 Goal setting
450
850 Leadership: We all have it
451
851 Needs and wants

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Most adults develop amnesia for their own traumatic teen years. Parents have to try hard to think back. - Morris Sklansky



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