One of the toughest decisions that a lot of teens face is whether to have sex.
If people decide to have sex, it means they must also take responsibility to protect
themselves from unplanned pregnancy and sexually
transmitted diseases (STDs).
Most teens who get pregnant in the United States didn't plan on it. Besides
preventing unplanned pregnancies, people who have sex must protect themselves from
STDs. For those having sex, condoms must be used every time
to protect against STDs.
The most effective way to prevent pregnancy and STDs is abstinence
(not having sex or any intimate genital contact, including anal sex or oral sex).
Couples who do decide to have sex can choose from many effective methods of