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Whether you are looking for information about safe sex, consent, birth control or other health topics, we have you covered.

Are you thinking about having sex for the first time, or are questioning whether or not sex is the right move in your relationship? If you are, check out Scarleteen's Sex Readiness Checklist.

Consent

Palo Alto Medical Center defines consent as:

Consent means that both people in a sexual encounter must agree to it, and either person may decide at any time that they no longer consent and want to stop the activity.

Consenting to one behavior does not obligate you to consent to any other behaviors. Consenting on one occasion also does not obligate you to consent on any other occasion.

Consenting means only that at this particular time, you would like to engage in this particular sexual behavior.

Resources about consent

Safe sex & birth control

Safe sex

Safe Sex is defined as sexual activity in which precautions are taken before and during sex (such as wearing a condom) to prevent the spread or contracting of infection. You can learn more about protecting yourself and your partner by visiting our safe sex page.

Birth control

Birth control is defined as a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. There are many birth control options out there - you can learn more by visiting our birth control page.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ youth are often underrepresented in teen pregnancy prevention programs, despite research showing that sexual orientation and the gender of sexual partners were strongly linked with pregnancy risk.

The TPP is a LGBTQ+ safe zone organization.

Local Resources

Shenandoah Valley YES! AllianceThe Shenandoah Valley YES! Alliance offers youth meetings on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm in Blue Ridge Hall, Room 326, 601 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA on the campus of James Madison University. Young people aged 14-20 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity are welcome to attend.

To learn more information about locatl resources, including our Approachable Adult Ally program, visit our LGBTQ+ page.

Talk to someone

Contact TPP

If you have a question about sex, birth control, local resources in our area, or more, we are always here to help and provide information! Email us today or contact the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) INFO
800-232-4636 / 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

American Sexual Health Association
919-361-8488 / 8 AM-8 PM EST, Monday - Friday

Planned Parenthood
800-230-7526 / 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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