Healthy Relationships are something everyone deserves.
Too many teens feel trapped by an unsafe situation because they think they have to put up with it or don’t know how to end it. Talk to a trusted friend, adult, or mentor and begin to form a support system around yourself. They may be needed later on to help you through a tough break-up.
Getting out of an unhealthy relationship can be very difficult. Abusive or violent dating partners can be vindictive and unpredictable. If you feel comfortable with your parents, another family member or relative, turn to them. If they are not available, you can also reach out to other trusted adults such as your friend’s parents, a teacher, coach, school counselor, or a spiritual or religious leader. Develop a plan of action and doing what is right for you.
Telling someone you like them can be very scary. It can be even scarier to hear that they don’t feel the same way. You are allowed to say no to someone who hits on you too. Watch this video and learn ways to handle rejection.
Sexual assault is a very serious topic. It can uncomfortable to talk about it too. Listen to Barb’s story.
We all have relationships with friends. Some may even become romantic! Sure, relationships can be complicated. Do you know the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship with a friend or romantic partner?
Join Always in our epic battle to keep girls' confidence high during puberty and beyond. Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl's self-confidence. Making a start by showing them that doing things #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing!
Young women's bodies are biologically more susceptible to STDs.
Young people, between the ages of 15 to 24, account for 50% of all new STDs, although they represent just 25% of the sexually experienced population
46% of American high school students have had sexual intercourse and potentially are at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other STDs.
Gonorrhea rates were highest among adolescents and young adults. In 2012, the highest rates were observed among women aged 20–24 years and 15–19 years.
HPV (human papillomavirus) accounts for the majority of prevalent STIs in the US.