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3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. About a quarter of teen moms have a second child within 24 months of their first baby. A sexually active teen who doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90 percent chance of becoming pregnant within a year. Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than half of teen mothers never graduate from high school. 8 out of 10 teen dads don’t marry the mother of their child.
1. Don’t give into peer pressure Don’t let your peers talk you into anything you don’t want to do! Only you will know when your ready for something that serious. 2. Learn How To Say NO Do not be afraid to say no to your boyfriend or anybody you have that right so stand up for yourself. No Sex No Babies ! 3. Understand the effectiveness of different forms of birth control. Wearing a condom fails about 17% of the time mostly because improper usage. Not all forms of birth control will work, consult your doctor for the proper one for you not all birth control forms will work on everybody the same. 4. Use Protection This is one way you can prevent pregnancy if using properly and it protects against STI’s. 5. Make sure you know how to put on a condom Do Not ever put two condoms on because it doesn’t give you extra protection. Make sure he knows how to put a condom on, he has to leave space at the top or else it wont work, his sperm will go straight through the condom and cause pregnancy. 6. Know what to do if a pregnancy occurs. Get a pregnancy test, find out who to talk, what information you will need to know & what other options are there.
You Can’t Get Pregnant The First Time You Have Sex? MYTH, you can get pregnant the first time you have sexual intercourse without a condom, if you don’t use a condom it doesn’t protect against his ejaculation. If I Use A Condom Will It Protect Against STI’s? FACT, yes a condom will protect against sexual transmitted infections & pregnancy. If He Pulls Out On Time I Won’t Get Pregnant? MYTH, there this still a possibility you can get pregnant because of precum, it comes out right before he is going to ejaculates. Can Having Sex On Your Period Without A Condom Cause You To Get STI’s? Yes it can !