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Deciding whether or not to have sex is a very difficult, but very important, decision.  Not only is it a big step in any relationship, but it comes with risks and consequences that you may not be ready for.

Did you know that in the U.S., nearly 800,000 teenage girls become pregnant each year, and more than 80 percent of those pregnancies weren’t planned? It’s important that you know the facts and how to protect yourself.  Remember, it’s your body and your future.  So what can you do about it?

There are two ways to ensure that you avoid an unplanned pregnancy: Abstinence and Birth Control

Real talk—
get vaccinated.

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.