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How Can You Prevent Pregnancy?

Abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Condoms only reduce the risk of getting pregnant and/or getting a sexually transmitted disease.
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How Can A Female Prevent Pregnancy?

Barrier Contraceptives
Cervical Caps-a small cap that fits over the cervix.
Oral Contraceptives
Birth Control Pills-releases hormones to stop ovulation.
Sterilization
Tubal Ligation-the tying, burning, or cutting of the fallopian tubes.
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How Does A Pregnancy Occur?

  • Ovulation
the female's ovary releases an egg into the fallopian tubes
  • Fertilization
a sperm joins with an egg
  • Implantation
the embryo attaches itself to the uterine lining
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How Do STDS Spread?

STDs are spread by bodily contact. They can be spread in sexual and nonsexual ways. By sharing body fluids, or touching infected skin, an STD could be spread. A mother can also pass down a disease to her child through birth or breast feeding.
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Questions to Ask Youself and/or Your Partner Before Starting a Family

  • Will a child affect your career?
  • Will you be able to provide the necessities for your child?
  • Are you ready to commit the next 18 years of your life to a child?
  • Is your relationship strong enough to handle the hardships of having a family?
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Facts about stds

  • Anyone can get an STD.
  • Age does not matter.
  • Girls are more likely to get an STD then a male.
  • You are never protected unless you remain abstinent.
  • Condoms provide little protection even when they are used right.
  • You don't have to have genital to genital contact to spread an STD.
  • Some STDs are not curable.
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stds that are likely for teens

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes
  • HIV
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high risk factors

  • Partners that have been sexually active with many people.
  • Engaging in any type of sexual activity.
  • Not using a latex condom.
  • Having more than one partner yourself.
  • Sharing needles
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how can teens be safe from stds?

Abstinence is key. You are not ever fully protected unless you remain abstinent. But, if you choose to become sexually active, you should discuss potential outcomes with your partner and use a latex condom.

Responsible decisions

Teens should remain abstinent, this is the only 100% effective way to stay safe. If you use a condom when you do become sexually active, it will provide little protection.
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have i been exposed?

If you think you have been exposed you should


  • watch for symptoms
  • go to a doctor
  • speak with all partners
These precautionary measures may also work if you suspect you may be pregnant.
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can i protect others?

You can protect others if you think you have an STD by

Do NOT take part in sexual activity.

Tell every partner you have been with.

Use protection.

Remain abstinent.

Sources

  • Family Planning and Your Life Goals packet
  • "11 Facts About Teens and STDs." 11 Facts About Teens and STDs. Web. 8 May 2015.
  • "Contraception." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 Apr. 2015. Web. 8 May 2015.
  • Hirsch, Larissa. "About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. The Nemours Foundation, 2014. Web. 8 May 2015.
  • "Kizobrax." Web. 8 May 2015.
  • "Sex Education Poster | Publish with Glogster!" Web. 8 May 2015.