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    Public Health Phone answered 24/7


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    645 Parfet Street
    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    Lakewood Clinic

    645 Parfet Street Lakewood, CO 80215
    Fax: 303-239-7088

    WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) in Arvada

    5150 Allison Street Arvada, CO 80002
    Fax: 303-275-7503

    WIC in Wheat Ridge

    7495 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    Fax: 303-239-9592

    WIC in Lakewood - 645 Parfet Street, 80215

    email: kharris@jeffco.us
    Fax: 303-239-7023

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    February is National Condom Month

    Jefferson County, CO--February is National Condom Month and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds everyone that having safe sex means using a condom. Other forms of birth control may prevent pregnancies; however, they do not prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). According to a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 40% of U.S. high school students said that they did not use a condom during their last sexual encounter.

    Using a condom when sexually active is important for everyone’s sexual health. Preventing unintended pregnancy is one of Colorado’s and Jefferson County’s 10 winnable battles because of the burden it places on our populations and because we can do something about it. Preventing teen pregnancies is especially important. Studies show that children of teen mothers are more likely to have negative health outcomes, be incarcerated at some time during adolescence, give birth as a teenager, and face unemployment as a young adult. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma. Teen pregnancies cost US tax payers almost $11 billion.

    JCPH provides confidential and comprehensive services to support and educate adults and youth about reproductive health issues, including the benefits of abstinence and the important steps to take once sexually active.

    Remember that if you are sexually active and have not been using a condom, you are at risk for sexually transmitted disease and possibly pregnancy. JCPH offers pregnancy testing and sexually transmitted disease infection counseling and treatment. Call today and take responsibility for your sexual health. Call 303-232-6301 for an appointment in Lakewood or Arvada or visit our Family Planning web page. And, when sexually active, make sure you wear a condom!

    Nancy Braden
    Public Health Communications

    February 7, 2013

    Last Updated: 6-5-2013