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ARE is committed to providing complete, accurate, factual, and developmentally appropriate information on human sexuality topics ranging from puberty to abstinence to contraception. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Have a question or want to make an appointment at our WeARE the Clinic CALL 218-454-1546 or TEXT 218-838-6280. Use our contact us form or email us (wearebrainerd@gmail.com) with questions or resources to add!  

Condoms

There are both male and female condoms. If used correctly every time, they can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), protect against other diseases that may be transmitted through sex like Zika and Ebola and prevent pregnancy.

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Birth Control

This interactive birth control explorer is a place to learn about all your birth control options. Search by hormone free, most effective and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention.

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Emergency Contraception (Plan B)

Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Often called the morning-after pill, emergency contraception pills (ECPs) are hormone pills that women can take after having sex. Emergency Contraception is now available without a prescription for women and men of all ages.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

Do you know how to identify if you have an STI? Curious about prevention, testing and treatments. Learn more as you are not alone. More than half of the nation’s STI’s are experienced by young people ages 15-24. Learn how to protect yourself from STIs.

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Get Birth Control and STD Kits Mailed to You.

If you are located in Minnesota, you can get birth control options including the pill, patch, or ring delivered to you in the mail. Meet online with a healthcare provider to discuss your needs. Your birth control can b mailed directly to you. Discreet, secure, and conveniently available. Have health insurance? Your cost may be covered.

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If you are located in Minnesota, you can get easy STD test kit in the mail with easy-to-follow instructions. Start a video visit with one of our providers online, get a kit in the mail, send it to our lab, and await your results and next steps. Discreet, secure, and available 365 days a year. Have health insurance? Your cost of care may be covered.

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Explore Sexual Health Resources

MySistahs is a website for and by women of color related to sexual health information.
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Lyric is a resource guide and website that addresses the needs of LGBTQ youth from all over the world.
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Gender is one of those things everyone thinks they understand, but don’t. Discover gender identify, gender expression, attraction and biological sex.
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Laci Green offers online sex education videos as a young professional video-blogger, public sex educator, and feminist activist.
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Sex, etc. is a website by teens and for teens on your sexual rights, sex myths and ways to take action to protect your sexual health rights.
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AMAZE features animated sex ed videos that make it less awkward to talk about all things sex.
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Did you Know?

Contraceptive deserts are defined as a county where the number of public clinics is not enough to meet the needs of the county’s population, with at least 1 clinic to every 1,000 women in need of publicly funded contraception. In Crow Wing County, it is estimated that there are over 3,100 in need of publicly funded contraception. Explore the map.

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