Before having sex, talk to a healthcare provider, your parents or trusted adult about how to protect yourself. There are a number of birth control methods available to prevent pregnancy but condoms are the only method of contraception that prevents pregnancy and STD/STIs – it is very important, however, that you know how to use them properly! Remember, abstinence is the only foolproof method that prevents both pregnancy and STDs/STIs!
Discovering that you are about to become a mother or father is pretty overwhelming. Here are some resources to help you navigate decisions and planning during a pregnancy, or even after a baby is born: