If you have already been sexually active, you can still always choose abstinence going forward. You will want to make sure that no pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases occurred from any past sexual activity. 

When in a committed relationship, sex is a gift, and a sign of trust and affection. Sexual activity outside of marriage is a risk both to your health and your emotions. Outside of marriage, abstinence is the only 100% effective way to avoid the risk of STDs, (which often have painful, untreatable symptoms), and unwanted pregnancy. 

No matter what the past holds, you are not defined by it. You can always choose what’s best starting today. If you think you might be pregnant or have contracted STDs, reach out to Choices for free health services or consultation in a safe environment to ask any questions you might have.