We have different kinds of relationships with the people in our lives. We can have friendships, romantic relationships and family relationships. What is important in any type of relationship we have with someone is that it is healthy and makes us feel good.
Using condoms every time a person has sex can greatly reduce the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as protect against unplanned pregnancy.
Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured.
Young people will begin to notice hair in funny places including their armpits and legs. Boys will also start to grow hair on their chest and sometimes on their abdomen, shoulders, back, hands and feet.
The contraceptive pill must be taken every day at about the same time. A packet of pills will last a month. They are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy if they are taken as directed.
Gender identity is how a person feels and who they know them self to be when it comes to their gender. There are many different gender identities, including male, female, transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender and pangender.
LARCs include contraceptive methods like the contraceptive injection, the contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices and systems (IUD/IUS).
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men – and the good news is it’s extremely curable. If you feel a swelling or lump, it’s important to get it checked out (though most lumps won’t be cancer). A heavy feeling in your balls can also be a warning sign.
Emergency contraception sometimes called the morning-after pill is a pill that can be given by a health professional at a young peoples health clinic or pharmacy. Emergency contraception can help to prevent unplanned pregnancy if no contraception was used or if the condom failed.