I can answer questions about how to choose which method of contraception is right for you, how to deal with mistakes, effectiveness, and emergency contraception. I also have training in HIV, STIs, and sexual health education. I cannot tell you what is the right choice, but I can tell you the pros and cons of each method to help you make an informed decision for your circumstances. If you have had a condom break or had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception please call you local Planned Parenthood or check out not-2-late.com.
I have been working in the field of sexual health for a decade with specific training in contraception, STIs, HIV, and sexual problems.
I have worked in several Planned Parenthood-affiliated charities, telephone helplines, research, education, and currently work for a local health authority evaluating HIV programs in the city.
Macbeth, A., Weerakoon, P., Sitharthan, G. (2009). Australian Parents’ Opinions about School-based Sexual Health Education. Sexual Health. 6, 328-333. I write a weekly advice column for Morning Quickie website which can be found here: http://morningquickie.com/category/madame-x/
I have a Masters in Applied Science (Sexual Health) where I did research on sex education in schools and at home with parents and young people, as well as many counselling skills courses.
I have worked extensively with young people under 25, people living with or affected by HIV, and parents.