“Am I Ready for Sex?” – Choosing to have or not have sex is a big decision, as well as a personal one. Please click here for for some questions and thoughts that will help guide you through this decision making process.
“How Do I Talk To My Parents About Sex?” – We know that talking to your parents, guardians, or other caring adults about sex can be difficult. Click here for a guide created by teens for teens to use in having this difficult conversations with adults.
“How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex?” – The best and most important learning takes place at home. If you don’t teach your children about healthy sexuality, where will your children get their information from? For tips, ideas, and suggestions about how to have this conversation, click here.
Sexually Transmitted Infections. “Am I at Risk?” – Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are the same thing as STDs or Sexually Transmitted Diseases. STIs are passed during sex and other close body contact. Most symptoms appear in the genital area, but many can affect your entire body. All are treatable and many but not all, are curable. If left untreated, all STIs can have serious health effects. Learn more about risks, safety, prevention, and protection here.
“What Should I Know About Oral Sex?” – Oral Sex is when someone puts their mouth on their partner’s genitals to create sexual pleasure for their partner. Even though there is almost no risk of pregnancy with oral sex, you can still get Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). For more information on oral sex, click here.
Safer Sex Between People Designated Female At Birth – Many people believe the myth that sex between designated female at birth (DFAB) people is a low risk activity, but DFAB people who are sexual with each other are not immune to sexually transmitted infections. Click here for additional information on safer sex between female-bodied people.
Birth Control Pills, Emergency Contraception, The Abortion Pill (RU486) – What are these pills? Where do I get them? Find the answers to these questions and more by clicking here.
“I’m Pregnant. What Can I Do?” – You have three choices, all of which are options for people of any age in Minnesota:
- Abortion – when you’re not ready to be pregnant or parent.
- Adoption – when you want to be pregnant but don’t want to be a parent.
- Parenting – when you want to raise a child.