Teen pregnancy is a serious issue with serious consequences. Some teen parents are phenomenal at reaching their goals, and we salute you! But the truth is, if you are a successful teen parent, you beat the odds.
Masturbation is the touching of one’s own body, especially the genitals, for sexual pleasure. Masturbation is for anyone of ANY gender though some people masturbate and others do not. Either way is NORMAL. Masturbation can help you learn about your body and your sexual feelings without the complications that can come when you have sex or do sexual things with another person. Masturbation CANNOT result in pregnancy or cause a sexually transmitted disease (STD). If you do decide to masturbate, be sure you do it somewhere PRIVATE, like the bathroom or your bedroom.
Once you start to go through puberty, it’s possible to get pregnant or get someone pregnant. There are lots of myths out there about how a person can and cannot become pregnant, so it’s important to know the facts.
Before deciding to have sex, it’s important for people to have what they need to avoid an unintended pregnancy. There are many different contraceptive options or ways to prevent a pregnancy, including pills, shots, patches, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other options. Withdrawal (also known as “pulling out”) is another type of contraceptive or birth control method that can be used during penile-vaginal sex.