Sexual Activity & Teens

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Sexual Activity & Teens

Note: This section is targeted at those teens that have chosen to be sexually active. It should be noted that sexually active teens place themselves at risk for not only pregnancy but also sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.

The following information is provided to sexually active teens in order to assist them in reducing their risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Family Planning Services

The Wayne County Health Department Family Planning Clinic provides a variety of birth control methods to assist the sexually active teen in the prevention of pregnancy. Services offered to teens through the family planning clinic are confidential and parental consent is not required for a teen to be seen in this clinic. However, it should be noted that the family planning program does encourage teens to discuss birth control and other sexuality related issues with their parents.

Birth Control Methods offered through family planning include:

  • Abstinence
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Depo Provera injection
  • Foam and Condoms
  • Diaphragm
  • Natural Family Planning information
  • IUD
  • Emergency Contraception

Requirements for obtaining birth control include getting a complete physical which includes a pap smear, pelvic exam, breast exam, GC culture, syphilis test and pregnancy test.

Clinic hours are Monday through Friday by appointment only. Payment option: Medicaid, private insurance and charges based on a sliding fee scale according to income and family size. To make an appointment please call 731-1005. No one is turned away due to their inability to pay.

Please note that the only birth control method that offers any protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) is the correct use of a latex condom. However, using a condom does not offer 100% protection against sexually transmitted diseases – the only 100% effective method is abstinence from all sexual activity including oral, vaginal and anal intercourse.

Teens are also encouraged to avoid the use of alcohol or drugs as it often clouds their thinking ability which often results in making poor health choices. It also makes the teen using alcohol or drugs more vulnerable to date rape.