You can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by having vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has an STI. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI. You don’t even have to “go all the way” (have anal or vaginal sex) to get an STI. This is because some STIs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact.
The Anchorage Public Health Clinic is here to provide you with information and counseling on various birth control methods. We offer a variety of methods in the clinic, often at reduced cost. Although we encourage you to talk to your parents and involve them in your sexual health decisions, teens do NOT need guardian permission or accompaniment to receive care for birth control, pregnancy, or sexually transmitted infections.
www.iknowmine.org is an Alaskan multi-media resource where youth, parents and providers can find information and resources about HIV, STDs, unplanned pregnancy and more. The program also provides access to free at home testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University. Anyone in Alaska can visit www.iwantthekit.org to order a free testing kit.
loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Their highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
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