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:
- Birth Control Pills
- Depo Provera injection
- Foam and Condoms
- Natural Family Planning information
- 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
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.