Are Contraceptives Responsible for Your Sexual Security?

Counting on contraceptives to protect us while engaging in casual sex is like wearing a motorcycle helmet so we can keep playing in traffic. It’s a false sense of security. Casual sex—which we’ll define here as sex apart from a committed, permanent relationship—comes with multiple risks. Some risks are more obvious, like unwanted pregnancy or […]

Teen Pregnancy: How to Help Your Friend Prevent It

Teens with friends who support them in their resolve not to get pregnant are more likely to stand firm under pressure than those who don’t get support.[1] That means you can make a difference when your friend faces pressure to compromise what really matters to her. She knows that sex makes babies. But that clear […]