Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, avoid unplanned pregnancy, or simply understand how your body works, there’s never a bad time to talk about sexual health. Learn more about your options and no-cost resources available to you.

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Birth control is a safe and effective way to plan when you become pregnant—and it’s covered by most insurance plans. Learn about long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and other options.

Birth Control Information

Explore birth control options and find the one that’s right for you at

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Illinois provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information to people all over the state.

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Illinois Contraceptives Access

ICAN (Illinois Contraceptive Access Now) helps connect people with healthcare providers who understand birth control.

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After Giving Birth

You can become pregnant again as soon as four weeks after delivery. Get the facts on birth spacing after delivery.

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Sex After Pregnancy

The decision to start having sex again after giving birth is very personal. Some new parents want to resume having sex very quickly, while others are not interested for several months. Both of these decisions are completely normal. The most important thing is to listen to your body.

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Chicago Healthy Adolescents and Teens (CHAT) is a partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago Public Schools to bring sexual-health services to youth throughout Chicago, including on-site health education and no-cost STI screening.

icon -  Sexually Transmitted InfectionsSexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) often have no symptoms and can be harmful if not treated. Learn more about transmission, testing, and how to reduce your risk of getting an STI.

Congenital Syphilis

Congenital syphilis is passed from mother to child during pregnancy and/or delivery. Learn about your testing and treatment options.

STI Specialty Clinics

The CDPH provides testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at clinics in Lakeview, Austin, and Roseland.

Find STI Resources Nearby

Use our resource finder to locate facilities near you that provide testing and treatment for STIs.

icon -  Preventing Teen Pregnancy​Preventing Teen Pregnancy​

Early parenthood can seriously impact a young person’s future and their child’s health. Most teen pregnancies are unplanned. Everyone should have access to knowledge and care they need to make informed decisions about when, how, and if they become a parent. 

  • ConnecTeen at Lurie

    ConnecTeen is designed to serve and support pregnant and parenting youth who attend Chicago Public Schools (CPS) or live in the City of Chicago.

  • CPS Pregnant and Parenting Students

    CPS information for pregnant and parenting students 

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  • Power to Decide 

    The campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy 

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