LBGTQ youth have different health needs than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Studies show that LGBTQ youth are up to 7 times more likely to get or get someone pregnant, and youth who have experienced family rejection are 3.4 times more likely to have unprotected sex. Sex is part of the human experience for most people – and it is imperative that you and your friends are talking about safe sex practices and learning proactive ways to keep yourself and others safe.Below are a few resources to refer to as you learn and explore.
I Wanna Know offers information on sexual health for teens and young adults. Get facts, support, resources, answers to your questions, referrals and access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more. Click here to learn more.
This website provides even more information about the PrEP drug including the basics, research, questions, if PrEP is available in your community, as well as other methods on how to prevent HIV. Click here to learn more.
Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP)
The Youth Health Empowerment Project, (Y-HEP) is committed to empowering young people to make healthy choices as they transition into adulthood. Click here to learn more.