As a teenage girl or young woman, you may be thinking
about what it means to be involved in a sexual relationship.
Deciding to have a sexual relationship is a big deal, since it
involves both your body and your emotions.
You need to make sure that it is the right decision for you.
There are many things that you need to think about before
you decide to have sex, including whether this is the right person,
the right time in your life, and how you will feel if therelationship
breaks up. If you do decide to have sex, you definitely need to
think first about how to prevent getting pregnant and how to
protect yourself from getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).
You should talk to your parents, guardian, a trusted adult, or your
healthcare provider if you are thinking about having a sexual relationship.
It is a good idea to discuss all of your choices and all of the concerns and
worries you may have so you can make good decisions. This can be a very confusing time for you and it is always good to have someone to talk to.