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When you decide the time is right to have sex, make sure you’re prepared to protect yourself by:

1 – Learning more. By reading this web site, you’ve already taken a great 1st step to educate yourself. Find out more about what you need to do to protect yourself. You can also have a confidential conversation with your health care provider and get tested to be sure you don’t have an STD.

2 – Use a latex condom. Also known as “smart sex,” using latex condoms correctly every time you have sex greatly reduces the risk of getting an STD or HIV. Learn more about condoms

3 – Ladies: Don't Douche - Douching can increase your risk of getting an STD, or if you have an STD, it can increase the chances you'll have serious complications.

If you have unprotected sex, no matter what, talk to your health care provider and get tested.

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If You Think You Have an STD:
  • Call your local public health department or community health clinic
  • Call your family doctor
  • Talk to your mom or dad, or another adult you trust
  • Ask the school nurse about getting help
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