Sex and Sexuality Quiz
1. Abstinence is the best way to protect yourself
from pregnancy or STDs.
Answer: True. Thereís always a risk involved
with sex. Staying totally abstinent is the best way to
protect yourself. Abstinent means no sex, in any
fashion, at all!
2. A girl canít get pregnant if she hasnít started
her period yet.
Answer: False. She can get pregnant, even if
she hasnít started her period yet. Before she starts
her first period, she will ovulate (release an egg),
that egg can be fertilized on its way to her uterus
(before she starts her first period).
3. A girl can get pregnant if she has sex with a
guy while on her period.
Answer: True. Although there are times when
itís more likely for a woman to get pregnant, it is
never impossibleóespecially depending on her monthly
cycle. Always use protection!
4. Teens are not as likely to get HIV.
Answer: False. Teens are the fastest growing
group of new HIV cases around the world.
5. Sexually active teens are at high risk of
sexually transmitted diseases.
Answer: True. One in four sexually active teens
will get an STD. If youíre having sex, use a condom or
a barrier (dental dam): Itís the best way to protect
yourself and your partner.
6. There are times when itís OK to force sex.
Answer: False. It is never OK to force sex, no
matter what someone is dressed like, if they drank too
much, or even if they said yes and then changed their
7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer
Youth are often harassed at school.
Answer: True. A recent survey found that more
than 80 percent of LGBTQ students have been harassed,
and said that school faculty and staff hardly ever do
anything about the harassment.
8. Teens have a right to confidential sexual health
Answer: True. In California there is a
confidentiality law, which allows teens to keep these
services confidential. Make sure to tell your doctor
that you want your records kept confidential. If you
donít want the information to show up on your parentís
insurance you can apply for FamilyPACT, otherwise
known as the ďgreen cardĒ (Planned Parenthood and
Salud Para La Gente can help you). Itís a very simple
form, you just need to ask.
9. Condoms are almost 100 percent effective in
preventing pregnancy and STDs.
Answer: True. When used correctly condoms are
almost 100 percent effective. There are some simple
tips for using them correctly such as checking the
expiration date, using lubrication, washing your hands
after discarding a used condom and never reusing a
condom. If you want more information visit: www.shoutoutnews.org!
10. Emergency Contraception, otherwise known as
the ďmorning after pillĒ must be used within 24 hours
of unprotected sex.
Answer: False. You have up to five days after
unprotected sex to use Emergency Contraception. EC is
75-89 percent effective at preventing an unwanted
pregnancy. EC does not abort a pregnancy, instead it
either keeps ovulation from happening, keeps egg from
being fertilized, or keeps an egg from implanting in
11. Pulling out is a good back up plan for
Answer: False. Pulling out is not a good way to
prevent pregnancy. If you are having unprotected sex
(including pulling out) there is an 80 percent chance
of getting pregnant with one year.