I can't remember all the questions asked before spring break but I'll post some here. If you think of more, email me and I'll post responses.
Please notes these posts are in NO WAY to be taken as medical advice and if you have real concerns, seek professional medical help.
Q: Why would a woman's period be late (like 6 days)? A: Many reasons. the average menstrual cycle is every 28 days or so. Some longer, some shorter. If you are young, your periods may still be irregular and 6 days may be know big deal. If you are sexually active, there could be a chance you are pregnant. By 6 days, a home pregnancy test will tell you. If your periods have changed in some way (heavier, lighter), one month may be no big deal but if it continues for 3 cycles, you may want to get that checked out. If you are on birth control and you miss or get an extra period, there may be a problem with your contraceptive. Best to use a back up or abstain.
Q: How does birth control (contraceptive) work? A: They are a combination of hormones that prevent the female from releasing an egg each month. No egg, no fertilization, no pregnancy. There are many different kinds: Oral (the Pill), must be taken consistently EVERY day. If you miss even one, you may release an egg and you are not safe for that month. Injections and implants are still hormones but more slow release. Major drawbacks: While the Pill is touted as being 99% effective, pregnancies do occur. The longer you take the pill, you increase your chances of stroke and blot clots, more so if you smoke (I haven't see data on vaping yet). Birth control DOES NOT protect against Sexually Transmitted Infections. A condom is your best bet there. There is also a female condom. Please use one of these if you are having sex -- If you are mature enough to have sex, you are mature enough to buy some condoms. The price of a condom is far cheaper than raising a baby.
Q: How do you get birth control? A: Your family doctor or a clinic will prescribe. You do not need parental consent. But it would still be a good idea to have a conversation with your parent/guardian. If you are mature enough to have sex, you are mature enough to talk about it, especially with someone who is responsible for your well being.
While we are on the topic of having sex... It is each of your responsibility to GET consent and GIVE clear consent. Watch this entertaining video on equating consent to a cup of tea. (Warning: they drop a few F-bombs at the beginning but the rest is great).
Q: Does masturbating affect your ability to have children? A: No. Do it as much as you like. In private please.
Q: Is it possible to pee at the same time as ejaculation? A: No, luckily there is a valve that closes off the bladder during that time.
Q: What is an ectopic pregnancy? A: The egg usually gets fertilized in the Fallopian tube then continues travelling down the tube, dividing as it goes, then implants into the uterus (womb) that has built up a rich layer of blood and other stuff to accommodate the embryo. After implantation, embryo develops into a fetus and so on. An ectopic pregancy is when the embryo implants anywhere outside the uterus (like in fallopian tube). The tube is not set up to sustain a fetus and usually doesn't survive.
Q: What is endometriosis? A: When lining of uterus (in preparation for a fertilized egg) builds up outside of the uterus. Signaled by pain before menstruation. No cure.