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What should a teen do before becoming sexually active?

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If you are sexually active or are thinking of becoming sexually active, you should talk to your parents and your doctor about the risks involved. See your primary health care professional, or a family planning clinic, for confidential help concerning birth control and STDs.

From: Teen Sex and Pregnancy Myths WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade , National Guidelines Task Force, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 1996. 

Facts in Brief: Teen Sex and Pregnancy , The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999.

Eng, T. , National Academy Press, 1997.  The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Santelli, J. , 1999. Adolescent Medicine

American Pregnancy Association. 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 

Pregnancy Info Net.

Advocates for Youth. 

Iwannaknow.org. 

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:  

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade , National Guidelines Task Force, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 1996. 

Facts in Brief: Teen Sex and Pregnancy , The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999.

Eng, T. , National Academy Press, 1997.  The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Santelli, J. , 1999. Adolescent Medicine

American Pregnancy Association. 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 

Pregnancy Info Net.

Advocates for Youth. 

Iwannaknow.org. 

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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