Get the Facts

Four important things to know about STDs:

newinfographic.png1. Know the problem:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise. Click on the graphic for more information about STDs in South LA

 2. Know the facts:

  • Not having sex is the only 100% sure way to avoid STDs.
  • If you’re having sex, you can lower your risk by reducing the number of people you have sex with, and by using a  condom every time you have sex.
  • Getting tested regularly is key––even if you’ve been treated before. You can get many STDs more than once

 3. Know your rights:

  • If you are age 12 or older, you DO NOT NEED ANYONE’S PERMISSION to get most sexual health services, like:
    • Birth Control and Condoms
    • STD & HIV testing and treatment
    • Pregnancy testing and care
    • Emergency contraception (“morning-after pill”)
    • Abortion

 4. Know where you can get FREE and LOW COST, confidential help

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