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When you are sexually active, pregnancy is usually the greatest concern . . .

You may be afraid of what your parents or boyfriend will do if you become pregnant. You may also be concerned that you will not be able to finish school or pursue your career. While pregnancy is something to be very concerned about, sexually transmitted infections are equally, if not more, worrisome. You are at risk for getting an STI every time you have sex.

Sex and Dating

There are many pros and cons to dating, and it all depends on how you approach your relationships. If you feel that you are not ready or interested in having a committed relationship, you may want to postpone dating until you feel that you are ready. There is no rush to start dating.

The decision to have sex is a very important one, and there are lots of things to think about. Sexual relationships affect your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Whether you are considering sexual activity, or you have already had sex, there are risks for pregnancy and STIs even when using birth control or condoms. The only sure way to avoid getting an STI or to prevent pregnancy is to practice abstinence. Once you are in a long-term, mutually monogamous and committed relationship with an uninfected partner (in marriage), you will have no reason to worry about getting an STI.

Do you want to talk with someone about your relationship? We are here for you. Please feel free to contact us.

STIs & STDs: What are they?

STI’s are sexually transmitted infections (sometimes called STD’s – sexually transmitted diseases).  There are over 25 different types of STI’s that can be transmitted from one person to another during sexual activity or intimate skin-to-skin contact.  Some of the most common are:  HIV, Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus, Herpes, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomonas.  Some STI’s have a cure and some do not.  It’s important to remember that not all infected people will have signs or symptoms.  All STI’s have serious consequences for future health.  STI’s can cause a lot of damage and can be passed to you or your partner without your knowledge.  You do not have to have symptoms to be contagious.  You can spread the infection at any time.

 

STIs & STDs: Prevention

STI’s are spread through all forms of sex and intimate skin-to-skin contact.  Condoms are not as effective as most think at preventing the spread of STI’s.  Using a condom during sex may sometimes reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting a STI, but using a condom never eliminates the risk entirely. 

Abstaining from sexual activity is the only 100% guarantee you have to avoid pregnancy and to avoid contracting an STI. If you feel you are not ready to have sex, or if you do not want to put yourself at risk for pregnancy or an STI, then abstinence is your best choice.
 

Still have questions?

We’re here to help. Call us today at 662-534-7061 to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments may be available.

 

 

 
Available services from First Choice Center for Women Operation Hours for First Choice Get directions and help for your pregnancy or abortion

Confirmation of Pregnancy
Ultrasound
Education on Abortion
Counsel Regarding Options
Info on the Morning After Pill
Info on the Abortion Pill
Education on Sexual Health
Pregnancy Counseling
Help for Practical Needs
Referrrals for Community Resources

This center does not provide or refer for abortion services.

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