Everyone deserves to be in healthy relationships. But they can be difficult to achieve. Learn more about the marks of a healthy relationship.
HPV vaccine is FDA approved and is recommended by the CDC for both males and females. It may be given beginning at age 9 years through age 26 years. Read more.
Abstinence means not engaging in sexual activity. Most teens are saying “Not right now” to sex. Anyone can choose abstinence, no matter their past. Abstinence is about the future.
Abstinence is the safest and most effective way to prevent pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and is the healthiest choice for teens. However, most people make the decision to have sex at some point in their lives. Read more about abstinence as well as other methods of birth control.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The CDC estimates that there are more than 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States each year. Half of those infections occur to those aged 15-24. A person can have an STI and not know it. These infections can be passed to others, and can cause serious health problems.
Talking to teens
Did you know teens want to hear from parents and trusted adults about sex and relationships? Read more to find out how to talk candidly and openly to teens about sexual health, attitudes, and beliefs.