What Works/What Doesn’t

Preventing Pregnancy

Abstinence

Method

Not having sex (oral, anal or vaginal) and not participating in any activity that puts you or your partner in contact with each others’ bodily fluids (like semen, vaginal fluids, or blood).

Success Rate

Abstinence offers 100% protection against pregnancy, and STDs, assuming no sexual content of any kind (including genital touching).

The Perks

It is the only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. And it’s more common than you’d think– half of high school students have never had sex.

Drag Factor

There isn’t one. 70% of teens who have had sex wish they had waited.

How To Get It

Easy. Do nothing at all.

Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are the ONLY method that protects sexually active people from both STDs and pregnancy.

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