How to Help Sexually Active Young People Avoid Pregnancy

Sexual activity is a normal part of many young people's lives, but it is important to take steps to prevent unintended pregnancy. There are several ways that sexually active young people can avoid pregnancy:

  1. Use contraception: Contraception is an effective way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Young people can use various types of contraception, such as condoms, birth control pills, or intrauterine devices (IUDs), to prevent pregnancy. It is important to use contraception consistently and correctly to ensure maximum effectiveness.

  2. Practice abstinence: Abstinence is the most effective way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Young people who choose to abstain from sexual activity can avoid the risks associated with unintended pregnancy.

  3. Plan ahead: Planning ahead can help young people avoid unintended pregnancy. This can involve keeping condoms or other forms of contraception on hand, and discussing contraception with their partner before engaging in sexual activity.

  4. Communicate with partners: Communication with sexual partners is important to ensure that both parties are on the same page regarding contraception and the risk of unintended pregnancy. This can involve discussing contraception options, agreeing on a plan, and being honest about any concerns or issues that arise.

  5. Seek support: Young people who are sexually active can seek support from healthcare providers or family planning clinics. These resources can provide information about contraception options and offer guidance on how to use them effectively.

It is important to remember that preventing unintended pregnancy requires ongoing effort and communication. Young people who are sexually active should be proactive in their efforts to prevent unintended pregnancy and seek support when necessary.




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