You're not a little kid anymore. As a young adult, you have important decisions to make. Your growing independence and your developing sexuality are part of the thrill and joy of being a teen—but these factors also mean you have to take responsibility for your own life. Your parents can't do it all for you Some teenagers choose to have sex—and others wait. Some teens who opt for sex will also opt for contraception—but others will not. Others will get pregnant even while using contraception. Once pregnant, teens have still more difficult decisions to make about abortion, adoption, and parenthood. These are all life-changing decisions. This book will give you the facts you need to make thoughtful and informed choices in this important area of your life. At whatever level you're at right now—whether you're exploring the basic facts about sexuality, choosing whether to have sex now or wait, deciding on a form of birth control that's right for you, or needing to learn more about pregnancy and the decisions it involves—each chapter offers you the information you need in an easy-to-read package. Then it's up to you to take responsibility.