As a teenager, you have many decisions to make. To help you make choices that are right for you, talk to someone you trust, such as your parents, your school counselor or call us. While we encourage teens to talk to their parents about their sexual health, we recognize not everyone is able to do that. You don’t need your parent’s permission to come. Downeast Health will give you honest answers and support your decisions. We are here to help you—not to tell you what to do or judge you.
Making the decision to have sex is personal. You should make up your own mind when the time is right for you. If you are not ready for sex, say so. Remember, you're in charge of your own life—don't let anyone pressure you into having sex.
If you think you are ready to have sex, or if you already have had sex, you should consider what that means. You will need to be ready to take steps to avoid pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and talk about sex with your partner.
Being responsible and practicing safe sex can be overwhelming but it is important.
Call us for an appointment (or walk-in) to see how we can help. All our services are confidential. No one is turned away.