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Youth

Adolescent Health and Youth Development

The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program focuses on improving the health of young people, ages 10-19, and providing educational and skill building workshops and programs that help them navigate safely through adolescence and into adulthood. By partnering with schools, youth service agencies and the faith community, AHYD is able to help build support…

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Links for Teens

www.Teenwire.com – Sexuality and relationship info you can trust from Planned Parenthood® Federationof America www.iwannaknow.org – Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases. Operated by ASHA American Social Health Association. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/stds.htm – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases- National Institutes of Health http://www.siecus.org/ – Sexuality Information and Education Council…

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Teen Health Center Referrals

All teen clients are referred as needed to the appropriate provider for various health, emotional and psychosocial problems.

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HIV Counseling and Testing

Teen Health Center HIV Counseling & Testing All HIV counseling and testing is confidential! The Teen Center offers HIV counseling and testing to teens who are at risk ages 17 & under. HIV Facts The HIV virus lives in human body fluids, blood, semen, breast milk, and vaginal secretions. There is no cure. There is…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

If you think saying “NO” to sex is tough, just wait ‘til you say “yes.” About 1 out of 4 teens in Columbus, GA get an STD and a lot of them don’t know it because they don’t itch or burn or have ANYTHING at all wrong with them. So if you say “yes” to…

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Birth Control

Counseling for Abstinence Saying NO to sex UNTIL YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU ARE READY TO ACCEPT ALL THE CONSEQUENCES AND RESPONSIBILITIES THAT GO ALONG WITH BEING SEXUALLY ACTIVE IS CALLED ABSTINENCE . This is the only method that is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy and STD’s. Click here for more information about choosing abstinence….

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Abstinence Counseling

Abstinence MEANS NOT HAVING SEX. DON’T BE FOOLED into thinking most teens are having sex. THEY AREN’T! Ask yourself, “Am I ready to have sex now?” Think About the Consequences! Am I willing to risk STDs including AIDS? Am I willing to risk a pregnancy? Can I handle being a single parent? Am I willing…

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Pregnancy Facts

MORE THAN ONE MILLION TEENS become pregnant each year. YOUNG GIRLS have more problems during pregnancy. BABIES of young, teen mothers are more likely to be born with serious health problems. BABIES cost a minimum of $500.00 per month to take care of. TEEN PARENTS no longer have time to be with friends. BABIES require…

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Teen Health Center Tips on Nutrition

Teen Health nurses will be glad to talk to you on a one to one basis regarding nutrition & a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet makes you feel good, fights illness, and resists infections like the flu. Good looks, a glowing skin, healthy shiny hair and strong finger nails depend on good nutrition. Clear thinking…

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Health Education for Teens

The Teen Health Center prides itself on health education we provide our clients at each clinic visit. We Provide Health Education Abstinence is stressed and encouraged at every opportunity. All counseling is confidential. We collaborate in the community on teen related issues. We use every opportunity to expand knowledge of our teens Our nurses are…

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