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!


Birth Control

Birth Control Methods

Where to get Birth Control

How to protect yourself against STI's and STD's

Additional Local Resources

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:

Job Development GLOW


Women's Care Center

Crisis Pregnancy Center Map

Health Insurance Options

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

Genesee County Sheriff: car seat exchange

Resources & Information