The Health Clinic offers free pregnancy tests!
Pregnancy Care Resources
Hannah House Pregnancy Services
215 W Alma St
Mt Shasta, California
Mt. Shasta Crisis Pregnancy Center
215 Alma St./PO Box 1355
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
530-926-6726 (Business line)
Definition: Choosing not to have any kind of sexual
intercourse. For abstinence to be effective, people must not have
any kind of sex, whether vaginal, oral, or anal. Some people wait
until they are past their teens. Some people wait until they get
married. Others choose not to have sex at all. Choosing when or
if to have sex is a hard decision for everyone. People must take
responsibility and accept whatever might happen because of a choice
they make. ABSTINENCE from sex is the surest way not to get STDs
The word for not having sex is called abstinence. Some people,
especially people who think it's not cool to wait to have sex, think
that abstinence is a completely bad thing. Actually, there are some
really good things about abstinence and some of them might apply
Abstinence, or not having oral, vaginal or anal sex, is the best
way to protect yourself. It is possible to get an STD even without
having intercourse (penetrative sex) through skin-to-skin contact
(herpes and genital warts can be passed this way).
You also have to think about your own personal values and feelings.
Your teenage years bring a lot of changes in how you feel about
yourself, family, friends and potential love interests--even if
you don't think about sex. No matter what your feelings on sex are,
it may be smart to wait until something "feels right."
For The First Time
Just having sex for the first time can be a huge emotional event.
There many questions and feelings that you may want to sort out
before you actually get "in the heat of the moment."
Questions about yourself:
I really ready to have sex?
am I going to feel about myself after I have sex?
am I going to feel about my partner afterwards?
I doing this for the right reasons?
Questions about your upbringing:
do your parents feel about you having sex?
is the position of your church, synagogue or temple on the subject?
you have to lie about having sex later?
you feel guilty?
Questions about your health:
do you plan to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases
your decisions affect your mental or social health?
you well informed on the possible consequences of a pregnancy
or an STD?
Good things to remember:
are never truly alone. There is always some help somewhere for
you. Find a friend you trust, your school nurse or counselor,
or maybe even your mom or dad. Talk with them.
health clinic will help you know what you can be tested for and
when testing will be accurate. Remember, if you decide to
have sex, you can also decide not to have sex any more, until
Something to Think About:
Deciding to have sex or not is probably
one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. You do not
have to have sex before you are ready. It's OK to decide to wait
to have sex if that is what you wish. Sex can be fun, but "fun"
only lasts for a moment. Other possible consequences of sex, such
as an STD or an unplanned pregnancy, can last for a lifetime.
Whatever your decision is, be prepared to look at yourself in
The Health Clinic offers
over 42 types of condoms
, that are Free
to staff & students that attend College of the Siskiyous!
Abstinence is the safest method to prevent unwanted pregnancy and
contraction of STD's. I'm often
asked as a health educator, when is the right time to have sexual
intercourse with a partner. My answer; when you are ready to accept
any consequences that may result; like pregnancy or STD's.
- If you think you are ready, be safe, be prepared. Use Condoms.
Below is a list of what we offer at the Health Clinic, and it's
only a sample of what is available on the market today. There are
many reasons (excuses) out there for not using condoms; Here are
a few common excuses I've heard from students:
break anyway, so why use it..
- The number one reason for condoms to break is that there isn't
enough lubrication, or they were used incorrectly. Another option
is to use the Lifestyles - Extra Strength.
- So remember, Wetter is Better.
- Actually it will fit. Although some people claim that one
size doesn't fit all, a condom can stretch to cover a foot,
and can be blown up bigger than the size of a head. So it will
fit. If you are still in doubt, use Lifestyle's - Large.
you love me, you won't use one..
- On the contrary, if you love the person, you will use one.
What could ruin the mood more, than to say, "I'm pregnant"
or something's not right, or to be diagnosed with an STD.
feels better without it....
- There are many types of condoms, that can enhance the feel
of being sexually active. Condoms like, Rough Rider, Trojan Her Pleasure, Warming, etc.
- Here's what we have in the office that are free for all staff/students of COS.
We Have 42 Varieties - Try Them All!
- Lifestyles - Large
- Colored (6 Colors)
- Rough Rider (Studded)
- Non Lubricated
- Ultra Lubricated
- Snugger Fit
- Lifestyles -
- Extra Strength
- Sheer Pleasure (flared tip)
- Lasting Pleasure (w/ male de-sensitizing)
- Natural Feeling
- Durex - High
Warming Pleasure (warming lubricant)
Chocolate Passion (4 flavors)
- Nite Lite
- Glow in the Dark
- Trojan Enz
- Trojan - Her Pleasure (flared tip & sensations)
- Trojan - Magnum
Dual Colors (8 types)
Flavored (7 flavors)
- One Brand Condoms
Pact Health Insurance
- Personal & Confidential Health Care
- Prevention of Unplanned Pregnancy
- Basic Reproductive Health Assessments
- Prevention, Screening & Treatment of STIs
- Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
- Hepatitis B Immunizations
- HIV Counseling
- Limited Male & Female Cancer Screening
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