Teenagers are often placed in situations that they may not be prepared for. Evidence has shown that if teens consider high risk situations prior to actually experiencing that situations, they may make better decisions. So, talk with your teens often about possible risky situations and about how you feel they should handle them. Helpful ways to do this are noted below:
For additional tips, please refer to:
Of course abstinence is the best way to prevent pregnancy and this should be stressed to all teens. For those who choose to become sexually active and have the courage to discuss this with their guardians, consider helping them get to a health care provider who can educate them on the risks/consequences of early sexual activity and initiate contraception as needed.
Information Last updated January 2019
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