Exploring thoughts and feelings about sex is perfectly normal and a natural part of growing up. Maybe you’re thinking about sex, maybe you have already had sex or maybe you are thinking about waiting. It’s your choice to make.

One of the biggest decisions that many teens face is whether to have sex. This is an important decision and may feel overwhelming. It is a good idea to seek advice from your parents or other trusted adult such as your doctor or school nurse.

Whatever decision you make, you need all the facts to keep yourself and your future healthy and safe.

If you choose to have sex, you need to be responsible. You need to protect yourself and your partner from unplanned pregnancy and serious sexually transmitted infections and diseases. You do that by always using condoms, the right way, every time. Unprotected sex could have pretty serious consequences.