Resources for Teens and Young Adults
The Center for Prevention of Abuse is a statewide leader in working to end abuse and break the cycle of generational violence. It is the only agency in the entire approved to provide its combined services of Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Human Trafficking, Adult Protective Services, and Prevention Education under one roof.
Our clinic offers a variety of contraception options, which we will be happy to discuss with you. Here are a few resources that explain the options available to you.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Power to Decide
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases can be very serious of left untreated. If you are experiencing any symptoms or think you are at risk, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
The correct way to use male and/or internal (female) condoms
A male condom is a thin tube that slips over a penis; it can be made from latex, lambskin, or a polyurethane/synthetic material. Some condoms come with spermicide or lubricant.
An internal/female condom is a pouch made of polyurethane or nitrile that is inserted into a vagina or anus
Male Condom Don’ts
- DON’T store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them.
- DON’T use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), as this can cause irritation.
- DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil because they will cause the condom to break.
- DON’T use more than one condom at a time.
- DON’T reuse a condom.
Internal/ Female Condom Dos and Don’ts
- DON’T use a male condom with a female condom, as this can cause tearing.
- DON’T reuse a female condom.
- DON’T flush female condoms as they may clog the toilet.
- DO use a female condom from start to finish, every time you have vaginal sex. *
- DO read the condom package insert and check the expiration date.
- DO make sure there are no tears or defects.
- DO use lubricant to help prevent the condom from slipping and tearing.
- DO store female condoms in a cool, dry place.
*Female condoms can also be used for anal sex.