By Faye Cole, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Peer Educator
You have LOTS of options when it comes to preventing pregnancy. Don't want to take a pill every day, try an IUD or an implant! Not interested in hormonal birth control? Try the ParaGard IUD! Want a birth control method that does double-duty by preventing pregnancy AND preventing STDs? Well then, condoms (internal or external - depending on what type of sex you are having) are a great option for you!
Check out this short video to see all the different types of condoms you can try. . . and don't forget, you can get FREE condoms through the Condom Access Project here.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) Peer Educators meet monthly to learn about healthy relationships, sexual health, human sexuality, youth rights, community resources, teen pregnancy prevention, STI prevention and healthy communication skills. Peer Educators then take this information back to their schools and communities to find creative ways to help their peers live healthy, informed lives through presentations outreach and peer support. Peers are required to complete at least 10 hours per month.
Peer Educators empower themselves and others using accurate, unbiased sexual health education. Peers work to promote health, tolerance and positive healthy relationships. Peers also work to reduce misinformation, stereotypes and high risk behaviors among youth in their communities.
Program is open to 9th-12th grade high school student or first year college student under age 20.
A project under the California Personal Responsibility Education Program (CA PREP) funded by the Department of Public Health and Maternal Child and Adolescent Health