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Safer sex 

OCP’s don’t protect against STI’s


Although contraception is obviously important in this case, don’t forget to counsel Betty about safe sexual practices to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. 


Betty tells you that there are a lot of barriers to practicing safe sex, some of which are unique to adolescents. 


Read on to find out what these barriers are.