Public Health Services - Teen Health

The transition from childhood to adulthood--is one of the most dynamic stages of human development. It is a time of marked physical, emotional, and intellectual changes, as well as changes in social roles, relationships and expectations. We offer education for teens and reproductive health services.

MY FUTURE MY CHOICE
My Future - My Choice is based on the belief that young teens should postpone sexual involvement. Teen Leaders, together with a classroom facilitator, present 10 classroom lessons to middle school students. Teen Leaders are recruited from local high schools, and are extensively trained by Deschutes County Health Services and Department of Human Services staff.

The interactive lessons focus on three main objectives:
- Inform young teens about social and peer pressures to become sexually involved
- Provide information about the consequences of early sexual involvement
- Model skills which will help young teens say “NO” to sexual involvement

HEALTH SERVICES FOR TEENS
We offer a confidential safe and friendly place for teens to get the help they need. What’s offered for teens?

- Pregnancy Prevention Education
- Prevention Methods Available
        - Birth Control
        - Condoms
        - Plan B
- Testing for STD’s and HIV
- Free Pregnancy Testing for Teens


Resources
My Future My Choice State Website

Resources for Teens
kidshealth.org/kid
teenshealth.org/teen
www.stayteen.org
www.teenrelationships.org
www.scarleteen.com

Resources for Parents
Parents and Sex Education
Not Just "The Talk" Campaign
Be an Askable Parent
www.greatconversations.com

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