Having sex is definitely major, and whether or not you’re already doing it with your honey, it’s important to know how to stay safe when you’re getting it on.
Close to 2,800 American teens get pregnant every day, which means that about four in ten women will be pregnant at least once before their 20th birthday. But it’s not just pregnancy that you have to think about. Don’t forget about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Each year, one in four sexually active teens gets an STI.
So what can you do to make sure you stay healthy and safe? We’re here to help you answer that question. First, read the birth control chart (on the next page!) to learn about the many different types of precautions you can take while having sex. Then, find out where to get the protection you want and how to have those important talks with the people you love.
Sex can be great—it’s fun, it’s special and it’s natural. But it’s always better when you are informed and confident in your choices. Read on, girls!