You are the Father!
- Pregnancy is a big problem through out the world for kids at young ages.
- One way you can prevent pregnancy is abstinence. Abstinence blocks sperm from reaching the egg in the fallopian tubes.
- Another way is by using a condom every time you have sexual intercourse.
Here are four questions you should ask yourself before having children.
- Are you financially ready to have kids, do you have enough money to pay for your children's needs?
- Who will watch your children for you while you are at work or out with friends?
- Will your children interfere with any future goals?
- Are you willing to take responsibility for child's health and safety?
How Pregnancy Occurs
- The fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus and pregnancy begins. Most eggs are fertilized by sperm while still in the fallopian tube. The fertilized egg then travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus. This can take 1 – 2 days.
STDs are spread when someone has a sexually transmitted disease and you have sexual contact with that person giving that STD to you. Having sexual intercourse with a high risk partner increases your chance of getting an STD. Just because someone is nice doesn't mean they don't have an STD.
What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS
- Caused by viruses, bacteria, or protozoans.
- Are spread by the exchange of body fluids, genital to genital contact, mouth to genital contact, genital to anal contact, or direct contact with infected skin lesions.
- Engaging in high risk behavior.
- Cause few or no symptoms in the early stages of infection.
- Some but not all can be cured by antibiotics .
- Are serious risks to your health.
- Common in teens.
STD's Common In Teens
- Genital Herpes
5 Risk Factors
- Having sexual contact with a high-risk partner increases your chance of getting a STD.
- Having more than one sexual partner can increase your chance of getting an STD.
- Having sex at an early age.
- Using alcohol and drugs.
- Not getting tested.
The best way to eliminate the risk of getting STDs or HIV/AIDS is monogamy and abstinence. Monogamy is having only 1 sexual partner at a time. Abstinence is 100% effective.
Making responsible decisions about having only one sexual partner or doing drugs can prevent the spread of diseases. This will also prevent you from getting sexually transmitted diseases.
3 Steps For Possibly Being Exposed
- First you want to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
- Next you want to get tested.
- Finally you want get tested again within the next 6 months.
You want to make sure that if you have a sexually transmitted disease, you want to keep others protected.
- If you have a sexually transmitted disease don't make any sexual contact with anyone, or it could spread.
- Delay age.
- Have only one sexual partner.
- Get tested more than once.
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- "How Pregnancy Occurs - American Pregnancy Association." American Pregnancy Association. N.p., 07 June 2013. Web. 07 May 2015.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 Apr. 2015. Web. 07 May 2015.
- "HIV/AIDS." Symptoms. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.
- Family Planning And Your Life Goals Packet