You get STIs by having sex vaginal, oral or anal or by skin-to-skin touching--not from toilet seats. There can be a risk for HIV or another blood-borne infection like hepatitis B or C if the instruments used for piercing or tattooing either are not sterilized or disinfected between clients. Any instrument used to pierce or cut the skin should be used once and thrown away. Ask the staff at the parlor about their equipment. They should show you what precautions they use, or don't get pierced or tattooed there.
Myths vs. Facts
Facts About Teenage Pregnancy and Ways to Prevent It | Kids in the House
Back to Sexual health. There are so many stories around sex, it's hard to know what to believe. Yes, pregnancy is possible even if it's the first time you have sex. If you're female and have sex, you can get pregnant as soon as you start ovulating releasing eggs. This happens before you have your first period. Using contraception protects against pregnancy. Yes, you can.
Teenagers: sexual health and behaviour factsheet
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime. Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 60 percent reported condom use and 23 percent reported birth control pill use during their last sexual encounter. Sexual activity has consequences. Though the teen birth rate has declined to its lowest levels since data collection began, the United States still has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world. Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely than their peers to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health.
Listen up, parents! Teens are having sex at younger ages, with more partners, and with less protection. What can you do to keep your child safe? Talk to them about sex early, says psychologist and sex therapist, Sheila Kayem. Talk to them about sex early and often.