Nicole Telfer

Science Content Producer

Nicole is a science content producer and a writer at Clue. A former personal trainer, naturopathic doctor, and pelvic exam model, Nicole is passionate about making bodies the best and healthiest they can be. In her spare time, Nicole loves board games, sewing, dogs, and puns.

Preferred birth control: Condoms & FAM

Favorite reproductive health fact: Using your own saliva to masturbate may actually be protective against the development of vulvovaginal candida, in contrast to receiving oral sex, which may actually increase your chances of getting a vaginal candida infection

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Progestins 101

Progestins are used in hormonal birth control, menopause therapy, and more. Here’s what you should know about the different types and potential side effects.

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Estrogen 101

What you need to know about estrogen levels, low estrogen, estrogen dominance, birth control, and how it all affects your body.

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How to track your period

Tracking your period and daily symptoms such as cramps, cravings, and energy levels can reveal how your menstrual cycle affects your body and mind.

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Safer sex 101

STIs are very common, but can be prevented by using barrier methods, being in a monogamous relationship, and getting tested before sexual contact.

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A guide to safer one-night stands

One-night stands can be a natural, healthy form of sexual expression. Here’s how to avoid STIs and pregnancy, and protect your physical and emotional health.

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Vaginas 101

The vagina changes: during sex, throughout the menstrual cycle, and with age and different life stages.

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Hair and the menstrual cycle

Your skin and scalp change in response to hormonal variations occurring throughout your cycle. Some people report more bad hair days around their period.

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Chlamydia 101

Chlamydia often has no symptoms in women. It can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and/or infertility.

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Trichomoniasis 101

Trichomoniasis is an STI caused by the protozoa Trichomonas vaginalis. It can cause frothy, odorous green-grey discharge and vulvar pain/itchiness.

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Genital herpes 101

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. It can cause blister and ulcers on your mouth or genitals.

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Gonorrhea 101

Gonorrhea is an STI and is often asymptomatic. It can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy if left untreated.

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Bleeding on the IUD

Copper IUDs may make bleeding heavier and more painful and hormone-releasing IUDs may make bleeding lighter.