Before making any decisions, it’s important to know the facts.
The age of consent for sexual intercourse for heterosexual and homosexual sex is 17 for boys and girls.
Read Real-Life Stories from girls who had a teenage pregnancy and from people who visited an STI clinic.
Please remember, the information given in this section is not a replacement for medical or legal advice. If you have concerns or questions, talk to your parents, your teachers or youth workers or another adult you trust.