Adolescent Medicine

Sexual Health: Information for Teens

Teens hear a lot about sex — from music, TV and friends. And then there's the "sex talk" from teachers, parents and other adults.

You face pressures and decisions about sex. And like all decisions, the decision to have sex has consequences. There's a lot to think about — pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and all the emotional issues that go with it.

Sexually transmitted diseases

This section details some of the common sexually transmitted diseases (STD), how you get them and who's at risk for infection. We also detail signs and symptoms of each STD, treatment options and disease-specific vaccines that could help you better protect yourself.

Use the links below to learn more.

Protect yourself 

The Adolescent Care Center team is here to help. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of doctors, specialized gynecologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, health educators and support staff who share a common goal: Providing you with the information you need to make the best decisions now and in the future.

Get informed about all aspects of your sexual health before you get too close. You'll be armed to make decisions that allow you to respect yourself and your partner, as well as protect your health long-term. 

Contact us

To learn about appointment times and locations with CHOP's Division of Adolescent Medicine, see appointments or call 215-590-3537.

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