I'm 15 years old and i live in Grand Junction, CO. I need to know where to go and if i can get contraception here. Please help. I also need to know what types of contraception they offer. I will be doing this alone.

Hello, I have spoken with a

Hello, I have spoken with a representative of the Mesa County Health Department there in Grand Junction, Colorado. She informed me that you can go there for birth control without your parents if you desire. They offer birth control pills, condoms and Plan B contraceptive if necessary. You also need to consider protection from sexually-transmitted diseases. Condoms offer some protection but only abstinence can guarantee you won't be infected if your partner has an STD. Given your age, I have to recommend that you consider abstinence until you are older. If you are in an abusive situation, I encourage you to seek help from a trusted adult or the police. Best wishes to you.

Lucy Boyd, RN, BSN


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