Sexual health

If you are in a sexual relationship, it is vital that you take care of yourself. You need to make sure that you use the right contraception to avoid getting pregnant and to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. (You need to be aware of what these are, how to avoid them, and what to do if you do get infected.) Read our pages and click on the links for further information and advice.

Be absolutely sure that you are ready for a sexual relationship and that it is right for you. Make sure you understand age limits and that you are not being pressured into having sex. Think about the emotional aspects – read our pages on sexual relationships and sex without love.

If you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant), read our pages here.